Star Treatments: Paris’ Spa Anne Fontaine
Love Anne Fontaine’s style? Soak it up at her boutique spa on the Rue Saint-Honoré.
Updated May 30, 2012—Anne Fontaine’s artful use of natural materials extends beyond the boundaries of her clothing designs. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Fontaine lived for several months with an indigenous tribe in Amazonia, where she learned to appreciate natural ingredients such as exotic fruits, plants and resins. Today, those ingredients, as well as the cotton and silk she employs in her garments, feature prominently on the treatment menu at Spa Anne Fontaine in Paris.
Fontaine created the Amazonian Baptism, a wrap with 11 slimming and purifying essential oils, based on her experience of a tribal ceremony. She incorporated cotton oil to evoke a sense of softness and purity in the Gentle Cotton Massage. All products used in treatments have natural origins, as do the two cosmetic lines available for purchase—Naturel du Lin and Performance de la Soie.
The spa, which opened at Fontaine’s Rue Saint-Honoré boutique in 2007, was designed in collaboration with interior architect Andrée Putman. Both store and spa reflect Fontaine’s aesthetic of organic materials (a waterfall, a wall of Hainaut bluestone) presented with clean, modern lines. Fontaine’s fans in New York can enjoy a spa at the Madison Avenue flagship store.