On The Drawing Board

An American in Paris: Hubert Givenchy, his partner Philippe Venet, and U.S. Ambassador to France Craig Roberts Stapleton and his wife were among the guests at the Mona Bismarck Foundation at 34 Rue de New York in Paris for the opening of “An American View: Barbara Ernst Prey.” On view through Jan. 28, the exhibition features sketchbooks from Prey’s travel around the world, magazine illustrations and more than 50 watercolors, including the one she created for the 2003 White House holiday card. Givenchy was drawn to Prey’s paintings of New England houses. –R.F.