23 décembre 2019

In Pursuit of Fashion: The Sandy Schreier Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

NEW YORK - Fashion collecting was once described by Richard Martin, former Curator in Charge of The Costume Institute, as an "alien endeavor" for its perceived distance from the practice of collecting fine art and for the challenges of preservation and display posed by the medium. While fashion has now found a secure place within museums, it remains a relatively rare area of focus within private collections. The remarkable archive of American collector Sandy Schreier stands as a pioneering example. Beginning in the mid-twentieth... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2019

“Paris, Capital of Fashion” at The Museum at FIT

In an undated image provided by The Museum at FIT, from left, two dresses from about 1755-1760 and a fall 2000 haute couture design by John Galliano for Christian Dior with an underskirt and a metal frontpiece, at The Museum at FIT in New York. Two new exhibitions in New York detail the evolution, and survival, of the fashion industry in France. (The Museum at FIT via The New York Times). NEW YORK - Paris is widely regarded as “the most glamorous and competitive of the world’s fashion capitals” (to quote The New Yorker).... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2018

London's V&A Museum to stage 'reimagined' hit Dior expo

Christian Dior with model Sylvie, circa 1948. Courtesy of Christian Dior. LONDON - The V&A announced that it will be staging the largest and most comprehensive Dior exhibition in UK history. The show – which is entitled 'Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams' – is also the biggest fashion exhibition to be put on by the museum since the hugely popular 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty'. The museum today revealed that the exhibit will span from 1947 to present day – and will trace the history and impact of the founder and the six... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2018

Getty Museum opens major survey of 100 years of fashion photography

Yohji Yamamoto, Autumn/Winter 1995 (detail), 1995. David Sims (British, born 1966). Chromogenic print, 88.9 x 71.1 cm. LOS ANGELES, CA.- At their core, fashion photographs are made for consumption in magazines and advertising. They are intended to arouse desire in viewers, whether it be for beauty, style, or even the trendiest lip shade or haircut. To capture attention, fashion photographs perpetually shift style or approach in the face of social, political, and economic change. Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion... [Lire la suite]
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 €. Lot sold 4,000 €. 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... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2017

"Christian Dior, couturier du rêve" au Arts Décoratifs

"Christian Dior, couturier du rêve". Affiche PARIS - Le musée des Arts décoratifs célèbre l’anniversaire marquant les 70 ans de la création de la maison Christian Dior. Cette exposition, riche et dense, invite le visiteur à découvrir l’univers de son fondateur et des couturiers de renom qui lui ont succédé : Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons et tout récemment Maria Grazia Chiuri. Émotions, histoires vécues, affinités, inspirations, créations et filiations relient cette sélection... [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]
19 juin 2016

Suzy Parker wearing Christian Dior gown, 1951

Suzy Parker wearing Christian Dior gown, 1951
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10 février 2016

For the first time the Rijksmuseum presents a large selection of its fashion collection designed by world-renowned Erwin Olaf

Wedding dress (1759). Photo : Erwin Olaf. Model: Ymre Stiekema  AMSTERDAM - From February 20 through May 15 2016, six galleries of the Philips Wing will be dedicated to fashion of the Dutch from 1625 to 1960. Starting with garments worn by members of the Frisian branch of the house of Nassau in the Golden Age, the exhibits will feature vibrantly coloured French silk gowns and luxurious velvet gentlemen’s suits of the eighteenth century, classically-inspired Empire dresses and bustles of the Fin de... [Lire la suite]
24 décembre 2015

Christian Dior, Evening dress

Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini), Evening dress, fall-winter 1957–58, silk. Gift of Madame Walther Moreira Salles, 1969. C.I.69.39. © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Conceived as a sarong, this is a more formal version of a dress style that had been offered in earlier collections. The fabric is wrapped from a back seam with an asymmetrical hem. Dior resolved the asymmetry of the hem but, in doing so, lost the width of fabric required to continue the side drape. As a... [Lire la suite]