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]
26 octobre 2020

Costume Institute’s Upcoming Exhibition to Present a Disrupted Timeline of Fashion History

Iris van Herpen (Dutch, born 1984). Dress, fall/winter 2012–13 haute couture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Iris van Herpen, in honor of Harold Koda, 2016 (2016.185). Photo © Nicholas Alan CopeCharles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Ball Gown, 1951. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coulson, 1964 (2009.300.1311). Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope The Costume Institute’s upcoming... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2020

"Gabrielle Chanel, Manifeste de mode"au Palais Galliéra

PARIS - À la faveur de sa réouverture après des travaux d’extension, le Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, présente la première rétrospective à Paris d’une couturière hors normes : Gabrielle Chanel (1883-1971). Dans ces années où Paul Poiret domine la mode féminine, Gabrielle Chanel, va dès 1912, à Deauville, puis à Biarritz et Paris, révolutionner le monde de la couture, imprimer sur le corps de ses contemporaines un véritable manifeste de mode.Chronologique, la première partie évoque ses débuts avec... [Lire la suite]

11 juin 2020

'Pär Engsheden and Sara Danius’s Nobel Gowns' at Nationalmuseum

Photo: Anna Danielsson/Nationalmuseum STOCKHOLM.- Pär Engsheden is one of Sweden's foremost designers. Between 2015 and 2018 he created four notable dresses for Sara Danius, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy. The design process involved an unusually close collaboration between the couturier and the wearer of his creations. Their conversations about fashion, philosophy and literature spanned dinners, trips, letters and text messages, as well as countless fittings. With Danius as his muse, Engsheden created four unique... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2020

Alaïa et Balenciaga, sculpteurs de la forme à l'Association Azzedine Alaïa

En 1968, ne se reconnaissant pas dans l’essor du prêt-à-porter naissant, lui qui n’avait fait que servir religieusement le dogme de la cliente, Cristobal Balenciaga décida de fermer sa maison. Une simple annonce à la radio, pas plus joyeuse qu’un avis de décès, informa les fidèles, les amis, les journalistes et toutes les femmes qui avaient pour habitude de se rendre au 10 Avenue George V qu’il n’y aurait plus de collection du maître espagnol. Auparavant, le couturier, dignement, avait pris soin d’organiser la fin d’une maison... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

"Harper's Bazaar, premier magazine de mode" au MAD Paris

À l’occasion de la réouverture des galeries de la mode, entièrement rénovées grâce au mécénat de Stephen et Christine Schwarzman, le Musée des Arts Décoratifs présente une grande exposition consacrée au célèbre magazine de mode américain Harper’s Bazaar. Soixante créations de couture et de prêt-à-porter, issues essentiellement des collections du musée, ponctuées de prêts de pièces iconiques prestigieuses sont présentées en correspondance avec leur parution dans ce magazine. Le regard des grands photographes et... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

Europe’s first major exhibition on kimono at the V&A

LONDON - On 29 February, the V&A will open Europe’s first major exhibition on kimono. The ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono is often perceived as traditional, timeless and unchanging. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk will counter this conception, presenting the garment as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion.  The exhibition will reveal the sartorial and social significance of the kimono from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and in the rest of the world. Rare 17th and 18thcentury kimono will be displayed... [Lire la suite]