Posts Tagged ‘Olivier Saillard’

Paris fashion: an elegant couture accessory at the Musée Galliera exhibition

Once-in-a-Lifetime Paris Fashion

Paris Haute Couture,” from the Musée Galliera, offers a handpicked bouquet of history’s most stunning fashion. Not only can it be yours—it’s absolutely free. That’s because, like every exhibition at the Hôtel de Ville, the landmark tribute to Paris fashion is open to anyone. Its 100 dresses were chosen from more than 20,000, and the whole show is being sponsored by Swarovski. The Austrian crystals have lent their luster to haute couture since 1895.

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Designs by Balenciaga

Paris Fashion: See the Secrets of a Master

The Musée Galliera‘s “Cristóbal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashion” is another of that museum’s impressive innovations. Last year, they installed the oeuvre of fashion priestess Mme Grès in the Musée Bourdelle. This time, their unusual venue is the Docks en Seine, that riverside renovation officially open as Les Docks, Cité de la Mode et du Design. This exhibit offers the world premiere of a Paris fashion great’s personal treasures.

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18th-century clothing and Chanel dresses in the Salon des Glaces, at Versailles

Paris Fashion: Three Centuries of Couture

This month, Paris fashion lovers flock to the fall couture shows. But most will also make a pilgrimage to Versailles. They want to see that landmark show, “The 18th Century Back in Fashion,” currently installed in the château’s Grand Trianon.

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Paris Fashion Spring Special Starring Madame Grès

Every year, Paris fashion shows off in the sun. But this spring, style seekers are flocking to ogle gowns by Madame Grès (pronounced “gray”) at the bucolic Musée Bourdelle. After Elsa Schiaparelli and Madeleine Vionnet, Madame Grès is the latest couturière to have a blockbuster show. But while work by those greats appeared in formal museum settings, this lavish exhibition was installed in a garden-garnished atelier from the 19th century. It’s the former studio of sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, a close friend of Rodin, which offers a perfect setting for the stunning show.

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Want to Understand Paris Fashion? Here’s the Ideal History

This is installment two of the “Ideal History” of modern Paris fashion by the Musée de mode et de textile. Part one covered the 1970s and 1980s and now we get the years between 1990 and 2000. These 150 examples feature some of the art’s great names and introduce the couture we know as “contemporary.”

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