Opening of the Fashion Forward exhibition, 3 centuries of fashion

Musée des arts décoratifs


The Fashion Forward exhibition, supported by H&M, has just opened its doors at the Musée des arts déco. A journey through three centuries of fashion and history, carried by a thematic scenography at the service of clothing. Finally!

From the elegant basket dresses of the 18th century to Worth’s Haute Couture masterpieces and the underground revolution of a clothing silhouette, Fashion Forward sails along a documented chronological frieze and unveils the archive treasures of the Musée des arts décoratifs, the fashion section of which abounds. Elsa Schiaparelli, Madeleine Vionnet, Cristobal Balenciaga, Paco Rabanne… once the historic halls have been crossed, concluded by the precious post-war toilets branded Coco Chanel, the twentieth century is unveiled under the nave in a fireworks display of creations that will each in their own way mark the history of fashion, above all French.

A beautiful way of revising its classics and rediscovering the secular know-how of a craft raised to the rank of art with the wire of the societal revolutions. Wonderful.

Fashion Forward, 3 centuries of fashion
April 7 to August 14, 2016
at the Museum of Decorative Arts
107 rue de Rivoli – Paris I

Photos: Virgile Guinard
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