12 mars 2022

Dressed. 7 women - 200 years of fashion

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Photo: Anne Schönharting  HAMBURG.- Our wardrobe is among our most personal possessions. Nothing is closer to our bodies. Alongside its purely practical function, clothing is also a nuanced means of communication and self-expression. The exhibition DRESSED. 7 WOMEN – 200 YEARS OF FASHION presents seven fashion-conscious women and their wardrobes, ranging from the nineteenth century to the present day. The spotlight is on the personalities and biographies of the wearers, who reveal... [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]
30 décembre 2019

'Yves Saint Laurent. Les coulisses de la haute couture à Lyon' au musée des Tissus de Lyon

Croquis et modèles © Yves Saint Laurent – Photographies (détails) © Sophie Carre – Conception graphique © Yannick Bailly / item. LYON- À partir du 9 novembre 2019, le musée des Tissus de Lyon célèbre l’un des plus grands créateurs de mode du 20e siècle: Yves Saint Laurent. Cette exposition unique, symbole de la renaissance du musée des Tissus à l’initiative de la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes et des industriels du textile, est organisée en collaboration avec le Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris.... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2019

Christie's announces highlights of the Exceptional Sale in Paris

"At the school of couturiers", drawing by Elie Top, 2019 . © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  PARIS.- Christie’s presents two auctions, The Exceptional Sale on the 27 November and The Collector – Le Goût français on the 28 November, both dedicated to classical and decorative arts. They will include a many works coming from prestigious provenances and collections, from different periods highlighted by the creator Elie Top.“I owe a lot to fashion. Because without Chanel, I wouldn’t have known anything about Verdura,... [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]
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]