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.
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 .
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.
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.”
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Media Preview & Opening Night:
Friday 24 October 2014.
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
( the above information was sourced from the Fashion Icons media releases here.)