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]

26 août 2019

The work of fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga on view at Bendigo Art Gallery

Dovima with Sacha, cloche and suit by Balenciaga, Café des Deux Magots, Paris, 1955, © The Richard Avedon Foundation. BENDIGO.- The work of fashion revolutionary Cristobal Balenciaga is on show at Bendigo Art Gallery.  Cristobal Balenciaga’s exquisite craftsmanship and pioneering use of fabrics revolutionised the female silhouette, setting the scene for modern design. His garments are characterised by their sculptural quality, deft manipulation of textiles and dramatic use of colour and texture. Revered by his... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2018

‘Modus. A la manera de España’ à la Sala Canal de Isabel II, Madrid.

MADRID -Cette exposition collective a pour objectif de retracer la contribution espagnole au niveau de la mode nationale. Organisée par les commissaires Raúl Marina et Wanda Morales, cette exposition propose un voyage à travers l'histoire de la mode espagnole avec les créations les plus représentatives de créateurs emblématiques, des œuvres du Musée du costume et des collections privées. L’exposition propose un voyage à travers l’histoire de la mode espagnole en suivant plusieurs thématiques, notamment le costume traditionnel, les... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2018

The Met Fifth Avenue and Met Cloisters Focuses on Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

John Galliano (British, born Gibraltar, 1960) for House of Dior (French, founded 1947). Evening ensemble, autumn/winter 2000–2001 haute couture. Courtesy of Dior Heritage Collection, Paris. Digital composite scan by Katerina Jebb. NEW YORK - The Costume Institute’s spring 2018 exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, on view from May 10 through October 8, 2018 (preceded on May 7 by The Costume Institute Benefit) is on view at The Met Fifth Avenue—in the medieval galleries, Mary and... [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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06 décembre 2016

Tina Chow in a Cristobal Balenciaga evening coat from 1953, photographed by David Seidner

Tina Chow in a Cristobal Balenciaga evening coat from 1953, photographed by David Seidner

08 novembre 2016

Sketch by Cristobal Balenciaga, 1958

Sketch by Cristobal Balenciaga, 1958
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08 novembre 2016

Cristobal Balenciaga, Haute Couture 1960

Cristobal Balenciaga, Haute Couture 1960
17 mars 2016

Cristobal Balenciaga, Dress, Autumn-Winter 1966

Cristobal Balenciaga, Dress, Autumn-Winter 1966. Black silk cloqué one-piece dress; french sleeves. Inventory Number(s): AC4868 84-22-1 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama Label: BALENCIAGA 10, AVENUE GEORGE V. PARIS Combining an exquisite cut with an intrinsically stiff fabric to produce an expressive, dynamic vertical ribbing, this dress gives testimony to the creativeness which earned Balenciaga his reputation as a genius with scissors. This new silhouette was created using silk cloqué... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2016

Cristobal Balenciaga, Coat, 1963

Cristobal Balenciaga, Coat, 1963. Ivory wool twill; ten buttons at the front. Inventory Number(s): AC6716 90-16-17 ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama  Label: BALENCIAGA 10, AVENUE GEORGE V. PARIS.   The gentle curve of the shoulder line and voluminous impression given by this cape coat represent a new form for dress shape. This shape is made possible through an innovative concept for the garment's composition, in which the front and back of the cape, cut as continuations of... [Lire la suite]
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