11 juillet 2018

Records at Sotheby's for iconic 20th century

PARIS - The sale of the Quidam de Revel collection achieved nearly €550,000 in 100 lots: a session punctuated with some splendid bidding battles for the most iconic pieces between major European collectors and international institutions. This unique session was marked by several world auction records, which were particularly impressive for Elsa Schiaparelli, Paco Rabanne and Martin Margiela. According to Julia Guillon, specialist in charge of the sale: "As Sonia Rykiel put it, you can create fashion all over the world, but the... [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]
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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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]
03 mai 2016

Costume Institute’s Spring 2016 Exhibition Focuses on the Hand and the Machine in Fashion

Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), Wedding ensemble (back view), autumn-winter 2014–15 haute couture. Courtesy of CHANEL Patrimoine Collection. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. NEW YORK - The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute spring 2016 exhibition, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, on view from May 5 through August 14, and presented in the Museum’s Robert Lehman Wing explores how designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2015

Costume Institute's fall exhibition to focus on fashion icon Jacqueline de Ribes

Jacqueline de Ribes in her own design, 1986. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Francesco Scavullo, The Francesco Scavullo Foundation and The Estate of Francesco Scavullo. NEW YORK, NY.- The Costume Institute’s Fall 2015 exhibition, Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style, will focus on the internationally renowned style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, whose originality and elegance established her as one of the most celebrated fashion personas of the 20th century. The exhibition will be on view... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2015

Vente par Sotheby's de 150 pièces de haute couture de la collection personnelle de Didier Ludot en juillet à Paris

Collection Didier Ludot.  PARIS - Pour la première fois à Paris, Sotheby’s aura l’honneur, avec le concours de Kerry Taylor Auctions, de mettre en vente la collection personnelle de Didier Ludot le 8 juillet à la galerie Charpentier. Doit-on encore présenter Didier Ludot ? Le plus grand, si ce n’est le seul, « antiquaire de mode » français. Les vitrines magiques de sa galerie du palais-royal sont une visite parisienne incontournable pour tout amoureux de la mode. Depuis plus de quatre décennies et parallèlement à son activité... [Lire la suite]
10 juillet 2014

Les années 50. La mode en France, 1947-1957 au Palais Galliera

Christian Dior, « Bonbon », robe d’après-midi, automne-hiver 1947-1948. Sergé de laine, boutons métalliques et ceinture en peau.Collection Palais Galliera © Galliera/Roger-Viollet PARIS - Guêpières, jupons, jupes à corolle, escarpins pointus, imprimés fleuris ou rayés de couleurs vives, tailleurs à jupe « crayon » et taille de guêpe, robes bustiers-fourreaux, robes de cocktail, broderies rocailles de cristaux : telle est la couture des années 1950. À la même époque, une mode décontractée – pulls moulants,... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2012

Denver Art Museum is only U.S. venue for exhibition highlighting fashion icon's Yves Saint Laurent career

Yves Saint Laurent, Black velvet sheath dress, “Paris rose” satin bow, “Paris” haute couture collection, Fall-Winter 1983. © Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris. Photo by Gilles Tapie DENVER.-  A dazzling overview of Yves Saint Laurent’s entire creative output is coming to the United States. The Denver Art Museum (DAM) and Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent present Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective, a complete overview of the designer’s 40 years of creativity on view March 25, 2012,... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2011

Christian Dior Haute Couture par Yves Saint Laurent, collection Trapèze (P/E 1958), modèle « Bal Masqué »

Christian Dior Haute Couture par Yves Saint Laurent, collection Trapèze (P/E 1958), modèle « Bal Masqué ». Photo Artcurial Robe de cocktail courte en tulle point d'esprit noir pailleté de jais sur tulle marron ornée de 42 nœuds en satin noir, décolleté rond festonné et rebrodé de petites perles, rappel au bas des manches trois-quarts, jupe cloche à effet bouillonné, ourlet en satin, corsage bustier baleiné et jupon composé de plusieurs épaisseurs (manque griffe) (prototype, modèle ayant fort probablement défilé) - Estimation 4... [Lire la suite]