News du Jour: Le Pen Ahead at Polls, Copé Quits

French far-right party National Front (FN) president Marine Le Pen gives a press conference at the party's headquarters on May 27, 2014 in Nanterre, outside Paris. France suffered a political earthquake on May 25 as the National Front topped the polls in European elections with an unprecedented haul of one in every four votes cast. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: FRED DUFOUR

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front party received 25 percent of the vote in Sunday’s elections. [Independent]

In other political news, UMP party leader Jean-François Copé is stepping down in the wake of a campaign-finance scandal. [Le Parisien]

The Pharrell-curated exhibit “Girl” has opened at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, and includes a plaster cast of Pharrell by Daniel Arsham. [Wallpaper]

Ralph Lauren called in a biker gang on 200 vintage motorcycles to promote his Double RL store in Paris. [WWD]

The Pont des Arts’ “love locks” may be controversial in Paris, but the site has been lovingly recreated in Albuquerque, of all places. [KRQE News]