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]
17 février 2020

Fashion designer Alexander McQueen archive of rare early work to go under the hammer

BOSTON, MASS.- An archive of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen's will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction.Lee Alexander McQueen, the famed designer and creator whose boundless vision propelled fashion-forward from the mid-nineties with a game-changing dropped waistline, historically referenced clothing, and a cinematic sense of showmanship. Spanning from 1994 to 1996 and beyond, the archive includes some of the McQueen’s most impactful and critically acclaimed early collections in a self-contained complete... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2020

'Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles' at Two Temple Place

LONDON - Two Temple Place announces its 2020 exhibition Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles. Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles tells the story of seven pioneering women who went against all established norms to create some of the richest, most diverse and global public collections in the UK today.  Textiles and costume give us a beautiful and intensely human insight into our history. Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles celebrates seven women who saw beyond the purely functional, to reveal the... [Lire la suite]
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