04 août 2018

Palazzo Albergati exhibits "Japan. Tales of Love and War "

BOLOGNA.- Geisha and samurai, beautiful women and legendary heroes, kabuki actors, fantastical animals, visionary worlds and strange landscapes are the protagonists of the exhibition Japan. Tales of Love and War. A selection of more than 200 works of art describing the Floating World of ukiyo-e has been brought for the first time to Bologna, where the elegant and sophisticated atmosphere of the Edo period, present day Tokyo (1603-1868) has descended on Palazzo Albergati. The greatest Japanese artists of the 19th... [Lire la suite]

11 juillet 2018

GRES, Haute Couture, circa 1975. A pleated toffee silk jersey dress with asymmetrical bodice

Lot 55. GRES, Haute Couture, circa 1975. A pleated toffee silk jersey dress with asymmetrical bodice. Estimate: €3,500 — 4,500. Lot sold 10,625 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul 2018
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11 juillet 2018

Martin MARGIELA, Spring-Summer 2006. An ivory crepe dress with straps and drape scoop neck at the back

Lot 154. Martin MARGIELA, Spring-Summer 2006. An ivory crepe dress with straps and drape scoop neck at the back. Estimate: €2,000 — 3,000. Lot sold 11,875 €. Courtesy Sotheby's.  Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul 2018
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11 juillet 2018

PIERRE CARDIN BOUTIQUE, Fall-Winter 1968-1969. A green wool dress, collar and hem encrusted with black vinyl

Lot 124. PIERRE CARDIN BOUTIQUE, Fall-Winter 1968-1969. A green wool dress, collar and hem encrusted with black vinyl. Estimate: €1,500 — 2,500. Lot sold 18,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. Literature: L'Officiel de la Couture et de la Mode, n°557-558, 1968, similar model photographed by Patrick Bertrand p.56Pierre Cardin : Fifty Years of Fashion and Design, Elisabeth Längle, The Vendome Press, 2005, similar model illustrated p.103. Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul... [Lire la suite]
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11 juillet 2018

COMME DES GARÇONS, 1983. A dark blue tie-and-dye coton dress with ruffled back

Lot 118. COMME DES GARÇONS, 1983. A dark blue tie-and-dye coton dress with ruffled back. Estimate: €3,000-4,000. Lot sold 35,750 €. Courtesy Sotheby's. Literature: Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons, Chikuma Shobo, 1986, tie-and-dye models worn by Leslie Winner and Josée photographed by Peter Lindbergh, p.65. Sotheby's. Collection Quidam de Revel, Paris, 05 Jul 2018
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11 juillet 2018

Records at Sotheby's for iconic 20th century

PARIS - The sale of the Quidam de Revel collection achieved nearly €550,000 in 100 lots: a session punctuated with some splendid bidding battles for the most iconic pieces between major European collectors and international institutions. This unique session was marked by several world auction records, which were particularly impressive for Elsa Schiaparelli, Paco Rabanne and Martin Margiela. According to Julia Guillon, specialist in charge of the sale: "As Sonia Rykiel put it, you can create fashion all over the world, but the... [Lire la suite]

03 juillet 2018

London's V&A Museum to stage 'reimagined' hit Dior expo

Christian Dior with model Sylvie, circa 1948. Courtesy of Christian Dior. LONDON - The V&A announced that it will be staging the largest and most comprehensive Dior exhibition in UK history. The show – which is entitled 'Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams' – is also the biggest fashion exhibition to be put on by the museum since the hugely popular 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty'. The museum today revealed that the exhibit will span from 1947 to present day – and will trace the history and impact of the founder and the six... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2018

Exhibition examines the work of one of the most respected fashion designers in history

One of the displays at “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” which opened this week at the Design Museum in London. Credit: Mark Blower  LONDON.- The Design Museum in London presents Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier, a major exhibition exploring the late designer’s unique creative talent and the timeless beauty of his work. Envisaged and curated by Monsieur Alaïa and Mark Wilson, Chief Curator of the Groninger Museum, the exhibition comprises designs stretching throughout Alaïa’s career from the early 1980s to... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2018

The Met Fifth Avenue and Met Cloisters Focuses on Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

John Galliano (British, born Gibraltar, 1960) for House of Dior (French, founded 1947). Evening ensemble, autumn/winter 2000–2001 haute couture. Courtesy of Dior Heritage Collection, Paris. Digital composite scan by Katerina Jebb. NEW YORK - The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, on view from May 10 through October 8, 2018 (preceded on May 7 by The Costume Institute Benefit) is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue—in the medieval galleries, Mary and... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2018

Kunsthaus Zürich presents 'Fashion Drive. Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts'

 Jakob Lena Knebl, Chesterfield, 2014 (detail), Courtesy of Jakob Lena Knebl - Pleated skirt, c. 1526 (detail), Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Hofjagd- and Rüstkammer - William Larkin, Portrait of Diana Cecil, later Countess of Oxford, c. 1614-1618 (detail), English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London) © Kunsthaus Zürich 2018 ZURICH.- From 20 April to 15 July 2018, visitors to the Kunsthaus Zürich can look forward to ‘Fashion Drive. Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts’. More than 230... [Lire la suite]