12 février 2017

The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined at Belvedere, Vienna

Exhibition View The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined, Barbican Centre, 2016 Photo: © Belvedere, Vienna VIENNA - The exhibition The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined explores the challenging yet compelling territory of taste in fashion. Starting in March 2017 and showcasing over 120 objects spanning the Renaissance to the 21st century, the exhibition at Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace seeks to stimulate discussion around the definition of the word “vulgar.” Based on statements by Coco Chanel and Jonathan Swift, the underlying thesis of the... [Lire la suite]

08 février 2017

Hubert de Givenchy, Fuchsia Dress with Ruffle, 1958

Hubert de Givenchy, Fuchsia Dress with Ruffle, 1958 © John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. Silk shantung. A sleeveless dress in fuchsia silk shantung with a ruffle down front from the shoulder to the hem. This dress was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy for a Jacques Lowe photographic sitting, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1959.  Jackie Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1959. Photo Jacques Lowe
08 février 2017

Hubert de Givenchy. Ivory Embroidered Evening Dress, Spring-Summer 1961

Hubert de Givenchy. Ivory Embroidered Evening Dress, Spring-Summer 1961 © John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. Ziberline; silk floss; silk ribbon; seed pearls. A full length evening dress in ivory Ziberline with an A-line skirt. The bodice is embroidered with lilies of the valley and roses; the skirt is unadorned. The gown was embroidered by Hurel with silk floss, silk ribbon, and seed pearls.  This dress was worn by Jacqueline Kennedy to dinner at Versailles, France, June 1, 1961. Also worn to a congressional... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2017

Groundbreaking contemporary fashion exhibition comes to Carnegie Museum of Art

PITTSBURGH, PA.- Fashion designer Iris van Herpen (Dutch, b. 1984) marries precision and meticulous handcraft, inventive technological solutions, and a striking, futuristic aesthetic. Organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion gathers seven years of van Herpen’s original haute couture for this exhibition: her first North American tour. On view at Carnegie Museum of Art, it presents works from 15 of her collections across a bewildering... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2017

V&A to stage the first ever UK exhibition on fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga

Alberta Tiburzi in 'envelope' dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Harper's Bazaar, June 1967 © Hiro 1967 LONDON.- This May, the V&A will open the first ever UK exhibition exploring the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and his continuing influence on modern fashion. It will be the first of its kind to look at his unique approach to making and will showcase pieces by his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. The exhibition marks the centenary of the opening of Balenciaga’s first... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2017

'Star Wars and the Power of Costume' showcases wardrobes, creative process and design

DENVER, CO.- The Denver Art Museum is presenting Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume, on view through April 2, 2017. The exhibition gives DAM visitors a look behind the scenes into the fantasy, marvel and delight of bringing characters in the Star Wars universe to life through a dramatic presentation of original costumes. Star Wars and the Power of Costume closely examines the captivating process of costume conception and design for iconic outfits, from Princess Leia’s unforgettable bikini to Darth Vader’s imposing black... [Lire la suite]

31 décembre 2016

National Gallery of Victoria to present "The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture"

Inside the ateliers of the House of Dior, 2012 © Pol Baril. MELBOURNE.- In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the most prestigious couture houses in the world, the National Gallery of Victoria will present the never-before-seen exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International from 27 August to 7 November, 2017.   Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and will feature a sumptuous display... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2016

Chatsworth announces largest exhibition to date: House Style

Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, the last surviving Mitford sister and her granddaughter, Stella Tennant. Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, November 2010. © Mario Testino, British Vogue, 2006.  CHATSWORTH.- Next spring, Chatsworth will present its most ambitious exhibition to date, exploring the history of fashion and adornment: House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth. Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large at American Vogue, will curate this landmark show... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2016

Peabody Essex Museum bares its sole with U.S. debut of 'Shoes: Pleasure and Pain'

Roger Vivier for Christian Dior, Beaded evening shoes, 1958-1960 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. SALEM, MASS.- The Peabody Essex Museum is presenting Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, an exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London that explores the creative potential, cultural significance and transformative power of footwear through more than 300 pairs, ranging from elaborate vintage designs to cutting-edge contemporary works by Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Prada. Examples from... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2016

Tina Chow in a 1951 black silk faille evening coat by Balenciaga, photographed by David Seidner

Tina Chow in a 1951 black silk faille evening coat by Balenciaga, photographed by David Seidner.