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


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]