The Star Collection at our Marrakech boutique hotel comprises memorabilia, art and documents celebrating the Music Hall era and the extraordinary life of Josephine Baker. Highlights include:
A stage costume created for Josephine’s spectacular last performance by Andre Levasseur from a design by Niki de Saint Phalle.
A 19 page manuscript, hand corrected by Josephine, setting our her ideals and her vision of universal brotherhood.
Letters, news cuttings and photographs from throughout Josephine’s career including a polaroid taken in the kitchen at the Chateau des Milandes with her Rainbow tribe of twelve adopted children.
A stage costume created by designer Gessmar for the legendary singer Mistinguett around 1920, a jewellery box and Costume Jewellery belonging to Mistinguett.
Gauches by Erte, Wittop, Bib, Zig, and other leading designers for the Casino de Paris.
*Please note the Museum quality items in the collection are available for loan to exhibitions worldwide and are not always on display at the Riad.
Most fun of all, Riad Star has a ‘dressing up cupboard’ of costumes which guests can wear to recapture the spirit of the roaring twenties, many of these were worn on the Paris stage.