15 mai 2017

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts showcases art, innovation of haute couture design

© Gilles Tapie RICHMOND, VA.- The fast-paced sights and sounds of the fashion runway have come to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts this spring with Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style, a multifaceted exhibition that opened May 6, and continues through August 27, 2017. Drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Paris-based Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent and other private collections, this breathtaking exhibition offers an intimate and comprehensive look at the lifetime achievement of Saint... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2017

The MET Costume Institute presents 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between'

Rei Kawakubo (Japanese, born 1942) for Comme des Garçons (Japanese, founded 1969); Courtesy of Comme des Garçons. Photograph by © Paolo Roversi. NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute spring 2017 exhibition, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, on view from May 4 through September 4, examines Kawakubo’s fascination with interstitiality, or the space between boundaries. In Kawakubo’s work, this in-between space is revealed as an aesthetic sensibility, establishing an unsettling zone of... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2017

Modern millinery will be highlighted in ‘The Hats of Stephen Jones’

Stephen Jones, British, born 1957; “Spirits Drifting”, from Drifting and Dreaming Collection, Spring Summer 2011; turkey feathers (Meleagris gallopavo domesticus); Stephen Jones Millinery © Stephen Jones ST. LOUIS—The Saint Louis Art Museum will present The Hats of Stephen Jones, a special installation of eight hats designed by one of the world’s best known contemporary milliners. The hats will be installed as gallery interventions throughout the museum from April 21 through Sept. 4. A British artist, Jones came to prominence... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2017

«Dalida, une garde-robe, de la ville à la scène » au Palais Galliéra

Dalida, Paris, Bobino, Octobre 1958. © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet PARIS - Émouvante et passionnée Dalida demeure une star immensément populaire. Le Palais Galliera lui rend hommage en exposant sa garde-robe, objet d’une récente donation faite par son frère Orlando. Amoureuse de la mode, elle a tout osé, tout porté : robes New-Look des années 50 griffées Jacques Estérel, robe chasuble du Balmain seventies, sobre et chic en Loris Azarro, flamboyante en costumes paillettes et disco par Michel Fresnay dans les années 80,... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2017

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers announces series of luxury accessories and couture auctions

  CHICAGO, IL.- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will conduct two sales of curated couture and luxury accessories for the upcoming spring season. The April 5 Luxury Accessories and Couture auction will include over 150 lots spanning from the 1920s onward by iconic designers. Starting March 27 and running through April 7 is a timed online only sale, Spring Staples, which will feature everyday couture from Hermes scarves to costume jewelry. The April 5 auction includes numerous Hermes handbags in bright colors such as a gold... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2017

"Balenciaga, L’œuvre au noir" au musée Bourdelle

PARIS - Présentée hors les murs au Musée Bourdelle (Paris 15e), cette exposition inaugure la saison espagnole du Palais Galliera qui se poursuivra avec "Costumes espagnols entre ombre et lumière" à la Maison Victor Hugo (21 juin - 24 septembre 2017) et se clôturera avec "Mariano Fortuny" au Palais Galliera (4 octobre 2017 - 7 janvier 2018). En hommage à Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895-1972), le couturier des couturiers, le Palais Galliera présente au musée Bourdelle : Balenciaga, l’oeuvre au noir résonnant des sonorités... [Lire la suite]
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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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