Fashion Icons

Fashion Icons Exhibition

Fashion Icons.

Masterpieces from the collection of the Musee Des Art Decoratifs, Paris.

French Fashion exclusive to Adelaide – the Art Gallery of South Australia announces a major international exhibition for Spring 2014 – Summer 2015.

Over 100 emblematic Haute Couture garments created by France’s leading fashion designers will feature in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia from October 2014.

Left: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for Ko and Co, La Joconde, long dress, ready to wear, Autumn-Winter 1983-1984, Les Arts Décoratifs, Mode et Textile collection, gifted by the National Centre for the Arts – Department of Culture and Communications, 1986. Right: Patrick Kelly, evening dress, ready to wear, Autumn-Winter 1989-1990, Les Arts Décoratifs, Mode et Textile collection, in association with Elaine et Harold Blatt, 2005. Photo: Thierry Dreyfus for Eyesight Group.

Left: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for Ko and Co, La Joconde, long dress, ready to wear, Autumn-Winter 1983-1984, Les Arts Décoratifs, Mode et Textile collection, gifted by the National Centre for the Arts – Department of Culture and Communications, 1986. Right: Patrick Kelly, evening dress, ready to wear, Autumn-Winter 1989-1990, Les Arts Décoratifs, Mode et Textile collection, in association with Elaine et Harold Blatt, 2005. Photo: Thierry Dreyfus for Eyesight Group.

Exclusive to Adelaide, the Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs,  Paris will be drawn from the most comprehensive collection of French fashion in the world, the Musée des Arts décoratifs and curated by the museum’s Chief Curator of 20th and 21st Centuries Fashion and Textile, Pamela Golbin.

Internationally renowned, Golbin has curated ground-breaking exhibitions worldwide including Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs, Madeleine Vionnet: Puriste de la mode
and Valentino Retrospective: Past/Present/Future.

She will be joined on this project by acclaimed French designer and architect Christian Biecher, who will realise the design of the exhibition.

Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs,  Paris  will paint a unique picture of Parisian style within the context of contemporary fashion design since 1947 when the couturier Christian Dior re-launched Haute Couture with his New Look .

Christian Dior, Bar Suit, haute couture, Spring-Summer 1947, Les Arts Décoratifs, Ufac collection, Mode et Textile, in association with Christian Dior, 1958. Photo: Thierry Dreyfus for Eyesight Group

Christian Dior, Bar Suit, haute couture, Spring-Summer 1947, Les Arts Décoratifs, Ufac collection, Mode et Textile, in association with Christian Dior, 1958. Photo: Thierry Dreyfus for Eyesight Group

From that time Fashion Design blossomed with the lavish splendour of the 1950s, the Futurist Dynamism of the 1960s, the inspired Emancipation of the 1970s, the Unbridled Excess of the 1980s, and the Pure Minimalism of the 1990s, all inspiring today’s composite portrait of the 21 st century.

Christian Lacroix, 2000, from the collection of Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo: Jean Tholance - Les Arts Décoratifs.

Christian Lacroix, 2000, from the collection of Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Photo: Jean Tholance – Les Arts Décoratifs.

AlberElbaz for Lanvin, long evening dress, Spring-Summer 2008, Les Arts Décoratifs, Mode et Textile collection, in association withLanvin, 2011. Photo: Thierry Dreyfus for Eyesight Group

AlberElbaz for Lanvin, long evening dress, Spring-Summer 2008, Les Arts Décoratifs, Mode et Textile collection, in association withLanvin, 2011. Photo: Thierry Dreyfus for Eyesight Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Golbin explains “The works selected for this exhibition perfectly illustrate the style of each of the mythical couturiers behind this history of luxury and sumptuousness. Spectacular designs by Cristobal Balenciaga, Gabrielle Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent follow one another in this chronological review, revealing the universality of fashion viewed as a history of art and beauty.”

PacoRabanne, Spring-Summer 1968, from the collection of Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.Photo: Jean Tholance - Les Arts Décoratifs.

PacoRabanne, Spring-Summer 1968, from the collection of Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.Photo: Jean Tholance – Les Arts Décoratifs.

Dolce and Gabbana, Spring-Summer 2007 from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.Photo: Jean Tholance - Les Arts Décoratifs

Dolce and Gabbana, Spring-Summer 2007 from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.Photo: Jean Tholance – Les Arts Décoratifs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information visit:
www.artgallery.sa.gov.au

Media Preview & Opening Night:

Friday 24 October 2014.

Public Dates:

Saturday 25 October 2014 to Sunday 15 February 2015

 

I hope you can all visit this wonderful exhibition to gain an insight into this wonderful fashion collection.
Cheerio and all the best

Annie G

 

( the above information was sourced from the Fashion Icons media releases here.)

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