In Paris, fresh takes on an exotic dancer, the Villa Savoye and a modern patron in Indore reflect multicultural shifts

In Paris, the deep design shift that occurred during the interwar years when Modernism superseded Art Deco has long kept architecture historians scribbling. But two events in Paris — a recent week of performances in Le Corbusier’s famous Villa Savoyeand “Moderne Maharajah,” a show at the Museum of Decorative Artsthrough January — open up our understanding of a period we thought we knew cold. Each of the two events sees design through a polarizing cultural lens.