23 janvier 2018

'Azzedine Alaïa: “Je suis couturier”. Paris show pays homage to 'eternal style' of late designer

A new exhibition of Azzedine Alaïa's works, 'Je suis couturier', at the late designer's studio in the Marais in Paris, runs until June. © MAISON ALAÏA  PARIS - Two months after legendary designer Azzedine Alaia's sudden death plunged the fashion world into mourning, an exhibition in homage to the "King of Cling" opened Monday in his studios in Paris. The Tunisian-born designer, renowned for the way his clothes hugged the body, died suddenly in November aged 82, reportedly of heart failure after falling down... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2017

ART DECO at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

"Les Choses de Paul Poiret", with designs by Paul Poiret, drawn by Georges Lepape, 1911, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. THE HAGUE.- The exhibition Art Deco – Paris sheds new light on the birth of Art Deco. The name of the movement is taken from the Exposition Internationale des Art Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. The foundations of this opulent, decorative art movement were laid much earlier, however. Couturier Paul Poiret played an important and inspiring role in... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2017

A Balenciaga couture grey moss crêpe dinner dress, 1953

Lot 220. A Balenciaga couture grey moss crêpe dinner dress, 1953. Estimate:£1500 - £2000. Courtesy Kerry Taylor Auctions A Balenciaga couture grey moss crêpe dinner dress, 1953. Eisa labelled, of complex construction, the cross-over rear bodice and skirt fastened by buttons to the front left hip, culminating in front waist ties with fringed taffeta sash-ends, bust approx 92cm, 36in Provenance: Previously on loan to the Balenciaga Foundation, Getaria. Kerry Taylor Auctions. Passion for Fashion, 20th... [Lire la suite]
12 novembre 2017

A Balenciaga couture pink slubbed satin evening gown, Spring-Summer 1961

Lot 233. A Balenciaga couture pink slubbed satin evening gown, Spring-Summer, 1961. Estimate:£3000 - £5000. Courtesy Kerry Taylor Auctions A Balenciaga couture pink slubbed satin evening gown, Spring-Summer, 1961. Eisa labelled, the bias-cut front bodice panels forming a point, the rear sack-back draped and held in a bow above the trained hem, bust approx 92cm, 36in. Kerry Taylor Auctions. Passion for Fashion, 20th November 2017
18 octobre 2017

The Dali Museum introduces first-ever retrospective exhibition of designer Elsa Schiaparelli and artist Salvador Dali

Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali, circa 1949. Image Rights of Salvador Dali reserved. Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, Figueres, 2017. ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.- Delight in the daring and breathtaking works of two celebrated artists when Dali & Schiaparelli opens at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Running through January 14, 2018 Dali & Schiaparelli is the first exhibition dedicated to the creative relationship and masterpieces of Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali. The exhibit,... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2017

Oscar de la Renta exhibition opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Left to right: Oscar de la Renta, Custom Evening Coat, 2012, silk taffeta, the Collection of Annette de la Renta (worn by Annette de la Renta at the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012); Evening Dress, fall 1996, silk crepe with bead and sequin embroidery, the Collection of Annette de la Renta; Evening Cape, fall/winter 1993–94, silk satin, the Collection of Annette de la Renta. © Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2017

"Fortuny : un espagnol à Venise" au Palais Galliéra

Fortuny : un espagnol à Venise. Affiche PARIS - Un musée porte son nom au cœur de la Sérénissime, il est vénitien d’adoption, mais espagnol de naissance, célèbre pour son plissé... C’est Mariano Fortuny, et le Palais Galliera, musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris, lui consacre une rétrospective. À travers une centaine de pièces issues du fonds Galliera, du Museo del Traje à Madrid et du Museo Fortuny à Venise, l’exposition dévoilera la diversité de ses inspirations et de ses talents d’inventeur : la robe Delphos créée en 1909... [Lire la suite]
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04 septembre 2017

Fortuny, circa 1920, Model 'Delphos'

Lot 6. Fortuny, circa 1920, Model 'Delphos'. Estimate 2,000 — 2,200 €. Photo: Sotheby's.  A pale blue pleated silk shift edged with glass Murano beads and a matching stencilled belt, with a silk gauze bat sleeve tunic. Note: This model was called 'Delphos' after the Charioteer of Delphi by Henriette Fortuny. Sotheby's. 1921-2010 Les Petites Robes Noires, Collection Didier Ludot, Paris, 03 Oct 2017, 02:30 PM
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03 septembre 2017

Plus de 140 créations Haute Couture de la collection de Didier Ludot chez Sotheby's

Lot 1. Paul Poiret Haute couture, 1921, Model 'Madone', détail. A rare orientalist embroidered satin dress. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 €. Courtesy Sotheby’s. PARIS – Sotheby’s est heureuse d’annoncer sa deuxième vente Haute Couture, le mardi 3 octobre à Paris. La maison soumet au feu des enchères 140 « petites robes noires » issues de la collection personnelle de Didier Ludot, avec le concours de Kerry Taylor Auctions. En juillet 2015, Sotheby’s France avait dévoilé une partie de l’univers de... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2017

Phoenix Art Museum presents A Tribute to James Galanos, legendary American couturier

James Galanos, Dress, 1987. Lace, silk matelassé and silk taffeta. Gift of Mr. James G. Galanos. Photo by Ken Howie. PHOENIX, AZ.- Phoenix Art Museum will present A Tribute to James Galanos, a retrospective dedicated to the iconic American fashion designer known for the elegant craftsmanship and luxurious materials that characterized his work. Featuring more than 40 couture-quality, ready-to-wear ensembles and accessories, the exhibition will illuminate the designer’s influence and legacy with objects from the 1950s... [Lire la suite]
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