CHANEL Exhibition In Tokyo

“Mademoiselle Privé”, these two words appear on the door that led into Mademoiselle Chanel’s Creation studio on the third floor at 31 rue Cambon in Paris. Today it is the title of an exhibition that invites us to open the door onto CHANEL’s creation offering an immersion into the three original creative worlds of the House, Haute Couture, CHANEL N°5 and CHANEL High Jewelry.

Passing through one chromatic ambiance to another, the exhibition brings together all the integral parts of CHANEL’s aesthetic vocabulary: white for the staircase, beige for the sofa, black for the dining room, red for the writing desk and gold for the fireplace.

Mademoiselle’s apartment is a place of inspiration into the creative worlds of CHANEL. Its atmosphere can be seen as an integral part of the House’s aesthetic vocabulary magnified by Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard.

The exhibition opens its doors at the B&C Hall-Tennoz in Tokyo from October 19th to December 1st.

The Met’s “Camp: Notes On Fashion” Exhibit

Every year on the First Monday in May, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts the Costume Institute Gala to kick off the opening of its popular fashion exhibit at The Costume Institute. This years theme is “Camp: Notes on fashion” it is all about the art of being extra.

Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp'” provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.

Bertrand Guyon (French, born 1965) for House of Schiaparelli (French, founded 1927). Ensemble, fall/winter 2018–19 haute couture. Courtesy of Schiaparelli. Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2019

Jeremy Scott (American, born 1975) for House of Moschino (Italian, founded 1983). Dress, spring/summer 2017. Courtesy of Moschino. Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2019

Jeremy Scott (American, born 1975) for House of Moschino (Italian, founded 1983). Ensemble, spring/summer 2018. Courtesy of Moschino. Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2019

Marjan Pejoski (British, born Macedonia, 1968). Dress, fall/winter 2000–2001. Courtesy of Marjan Pejoski. Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2019

Franco Moschino (Italian, 1950–1994) for House of Moschino (Italian, founded 1983). Shirt, spring/summer 1991. Courtesy of Moschino. Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2018

Marc Jacobs (American, born New York, 1964). Ensembles, spring/summer 2016. Courtesy of Marc Jacobs. Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2018

Here are some of the best looks from the Met Gala red carpet, or should we say pink carpet.

First Look At DIOR ‘From Paris To The World’ Exhibition In Denver Art Museum

 

img_4200The first major retrospective of Dior in the U.S. has landed in Denver Art Museum. Running until March 3, 2019, the exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World celebrates more than 70 years of haute couture creations by evoking the global outlook and visionary spirit of Christian Dior and his successors, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
A selection of more than 200 couture dresses, as well as accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material, trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house, its founder, Christian Dior, and the subsequent artistic directors who carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century.
The exhibition breaks from the Paris display and is divided up by creative director, with rooms in between focusing on topics like the influence of gardens through the history of the brand and iconic gowns worn by celebrities and socialites.
Christian Dior, the art gallerist who became a celebrated couturier, generated a revolution in Paris and around the globe after World War II. Dior created haute couture expressing modern femininity, completely shedding the masculine silhouette that had been established during the war. He conceived sophisticated designs featuring soft shoulders, accentuated busts and nipped waists that marked the beginning of an epic movement in fashion history that would eventually lead to Dior successfully becoming the first worldwide couture house.
This exhibition is organized by the DAM and curated by Florence Müller, the DAM’s Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion. It features exhibition design by internationally renowned architect Shohei Shigematsu, principal of OMA New York.

Images by Lia Twen For SILHOUETTEANDSTYLE

SAVAGE BEAUTY | ALEXANDER McQUEEN

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London held a gala party last night, celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is the first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe. Savage Beauty showcases McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs are presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows. Continue reading “SAVAGE BEAUTY | ALEXANDER McQUEEN”

Esprit Dior Exhibition in Tokyo

The “Esprit Dior” exhibition, held from 30 October 2014 to 4 January 2015 at the TAMAYA  AS Building, is a grand journey into the unique universe of the House of Dior.

From the creations of yesterday by Dior and those of his successors, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, and John Galliano to the resolutely modern work of Raf Simons today, Esprit Dior highlights the exceptional virtuosity of the House of Dior, synonymous with French elegance and Parisian chic.

The Esprit Dior exhibition is a journey into the extraordinary universe of Christian Dior: his designs, inspired by his everlasting fascination with Japanese culture, his strong relations with the most famous artists of his time, his unique talent for offering sublime and inimitable silhouettes with each new collection, his love of great balls, his unique sense of how to bring hapiness to women.

Christian Dior’s visionary creations still convey the same splendid elegance and all of them, from 1947 onwards, are enlivened by a contemporary spirit. Captured by the photographer Patrick Demarchelier, they are revealed in all their facets: timeless icons, works of art, actual jewels of French culture.

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