19 avril 2022

Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy transforms the Legion of Honor

Guo Pei at the close of her spring 2020 couture show. Photo: Francois Guillot / AFP via Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Through exquisite craftsmanship, lavish embroidery, and unconventional dressmaking techniques, designer Guo Pei creates a couture fantasy that fuses the influences of China’s imperial past with export art, the grandeur of European court life, architecture, and the botanical world. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco celebrate Guo Pei’s extraordinary designs with Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy,... [Lire la suite]
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20 mars 2022

First major V&A exhibition to celebrate masculine style: 'Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear'

Installation view of ‘Fashioning Masculinities’ at the V&A, featuring Alessandro Michele for Gucci look worn by Harry Styles. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London LONDON - Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear is the first major V&A exhibition to celebrate the power, artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance. The show traces how menswear has been fashioned and refashioned over the centuries, and how designers, tailors and artists – and their clients and sitters –... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2022

Dressed. 7 women - 200 years of fashion

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Photo: Anne Schönharting  HAMBURG.- Our wardrobe is among our most personal possessions. Nothing is closer to our bodies. Alongside its purely practical function, clothing is also a nuanced means of communication and self-expression. The exhibition DRESSED. 7 WOMEN – 200 YEARS OF FASHION presents seven fashion-conscious women and their wardrobes, ranging from the nineteenth century to the present day. The spotlight is on the personalities and biographies of the wearers, who reveal... [Lire la suite]
21 décembre 2021

Beauty and Style. The History of Fashion Photography from the Collection of the Still Art Foundation

 Erik Madigan Heck, Junya Watanabe (Honeycomb), Old Future, 2015 © Erik Madigan Heck | Courtesy of Christophe Guye. During the Hermitage Days, held each year in honour of Saint Catherine, the patron saint of the museum, on 12 December 2021, the exhibition “Beauty and Style. The History of Fashion Photography from the Collection of the Still Art Foundation” will begin its run in the General Staff building. The exhibition has been organized by the State Hermitage in conjunction with the Still Art Foundation. The... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2021

The National Gallery of Victoria opens the first exhibition in Australia to focus on Gabrielle Chanel

Gabrielle Chanel (designer), Evening dress, autumn–winter 1927–28 (detail), silk crêpe embroidered with glass beads. Patrimoine de CHANEL, Paris. Photo © Julien T. Hamon MELBOURNE.- Opening to the public on Saturday 4 December 2021, Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto is the first exhibition in Australia to exclusively focus on the significant contribution to twentieth-century fashion culture by the renowned French couturière Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971). Presented by the National Gallery of Victoria in partnership... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2021

Mode : l'exposition Couturissime consacrée à Thierry Mugler au MAD

Alan Strutt, Yasmin Le Bon (Londres, 1997). Collection La Chimère, haute couture automne-hiver 1997-1998 © Alan Strutt PARIS - The Musée des Arts Décoratifs presents Thierry Mugler, Couturissime, initiated, produced and circulated by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) in 2019. This major and unparalleled exhibition will retrace the work of Thierry Mugler, a singular artist who has revolutionized the worlds of fashion, haute couture and perfume throughout his distinguished career. The stage offered by the Musée des... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2021

A Major Exhibition of Historic Spanish Fashion Paired With Period Paintings Debuts at Meadows Museum in September

  Image: courtesy of Meadow Museum by Michael Bodycomb; Museo del Traje, Madrid by Gonzalo Cases Ortega. The Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, has announced a major exhibition of Spanish dress and fashion that will pair paintings from the Meadows’s collection with historic dress and accessories from the Museo del Traje, Centro de Investigación del Patrimonio Etnológico in Madrid. Canvas & Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje marks the first major collaboration between this important Spanish... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2021

'ALAÏA AND BALENCIAGA. SCULPTORS OF SHAPE' exhibition at the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa in Getaria

Alaïa´s 2003 Couture gown; Balenciaga´s 1954 taffeta dress. The exhibition “Alaïa and Balenciaga. Sculptors of shape”, which houses the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum, coinciding with its tenth anniversary, presents 100 works by both creators -Azzedine Alaïa (1935-2017) and Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895-1972)- belonging to the collections of the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation in Paris. “Balenciaga had a knowledge of the trade, the cut, he knew how to sew… he was a true creator of fashion, capable of inventing a new volume, a new... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2020

PEM celebrates 250 years of female designers challenging fashion norms and fighting for opportunity

   Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock), For J. Okuma, Dress, 2018. Museum purchase, made possible by the Anna Pingree Phillips Acquisition Fund. 2020.4.1. Courtesy of Jamie Okuma. Photo by Cameron Linton. Model: Corel Taylor. SALEM, MASS.- This fall, the Peabody Essex Museum goes behind the seams to reveal the often-overlooked contributions of women in the fashion world with its headlining exhibition, Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion. From 19th-century White House seamstress Elizabeth Keckley... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2020

Exhibition at Kunstmuseum Den Haag reflects the current trend for bright colours in fashion

Valentino, haute couture fall 2018. Photo: Hollandse Hoogte THE HAGUE.- A famous scene from the film The Devil Wears Prada (2006) explains that your blue sweater is not just any old blue. And neither is it your personal choice. Its colour is the result of a chain of decisions made within the fashion industry, from the designer to the finished product. But there is even more to it than that, because a fashion colour is never just a colour: it is a bearer of meaning. The meanings we associate with colours have nothing to do with... [Lire la suite]