Art, Visit & Exhibition

5 exhibitions for fashion lovers

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While fashion is in full swing on the catwalks of Fashion Week, it turns out that it is also making the show in museums this season! From Azzedine Alaïa and Cristóbal Balenciaga to Christian Louboutin and Patrick Demarchelier, zoom in on these fashion exhibitions that are worth seeing.


Christian Louboutin: The Exhibition(nist)

A key figure in the fashion world, Christian Louboutin lifts the veil on his universe with this very first exhibition at the grandiose stage. Within the Palace of the Golden Gate, you will then discover a large number of creations, rich in patterns and colors, inspired by his love of the arts and other cultures. From iconic shoes, from his personal collection, will be presented to the public. You will also see, exclusively, pieces that have never been exhibited!

Christian Louboutin: The Exhibitionist, from February 25 to July 26, 2020, at the Palais de la Porte Dorée. 293 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris.


'Heritage' by Patrick and Victor Demarchelier

Angelina Jolie, Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen, Madonna or even Lady Diana… All of them passed through the lens of Patrick Demarchelier during recent decades. the French fashion photographer has been immortalizing the greatest icons since the end of the 60s and his shots of incredible elegance have marked our era. His vision, he transmitted it to his son Victor, with whom he has been working since 2006. It is this exceptional bond that the A.Galerie highlights in this exhibition aptly titled “ Inheritance ».

'Heritage', from February 24 to April 11, 2020 at the A. Galerie. 4 rue Léonce Reynaud, Paris 75016.


Alaïa and Balenciaga, sculptors of form

Since January 20, the Alaïa gallery has hosted a dazzling cross-exhibition bringing together two masters of haute couture: Azzedine Alaïa et Cristobal Balenciaga. Entitled "Alaïa and Balenciaga, Sculptors of Form", it presents more than 80 creations by the duo, which echo each other like a very couture dialogue...  

'Alaïa and Balenciaga, Sculptors of form' until June 28, 2020 to the Azzedine Alaïa Association. 18, rue de la Verrerie 75004 Paris.


Harper's Bazaar, the first fashion magazine

On the occasion of the reopening of its "fashion galleries", the Museum of Decorative Arts is offering a retrospective in the history of the very first American fashion magazine: the Harper's Bazaar. Since its creation in 1867, this legendary title has positioned itself as a leader in the middle. Led by (among others) Mary Louise Booth, Carmel Snow, Nancy White and Diana Vreeland and a true witness to the evolution of style over the centuries, it is revealed today in the corridors of the famous museum.

'Harper's Bazaar, first fashion magazine' from February 28 to July 14, 2020 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. 107 Rue de Rivoli, Paris 75001.


'Icons – Fashion Illustrators' by Antoine Kruk x Marc-Antoine Coulon  

Until March 14, the Alfalibra Gallery will present the 2nd edition of the Fashion Illustrators exhibition entitled ICONS. It honors the fashion personalities who have marked our time, through the eyes of the talented Marc-Antoine Coulon. During the stroll, we discover 3 distinct types, On the one hand, the great creators who have revolutionized the world of fashion, creating their own identity, an image recognizable among thousands. Among them, Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel, Thierry Mugler... On the other, the top models who marked their era with their silhouettes and their walks on the catwalk, as well as the actors, singers and other artists who assumed an avant-garde style and who became muses of dreams for entire generations. Finally, we find the iconic fashion houses Valentino, Lancel, Chanel… – illustrated by forms, accessories and colors that are inseparable from them today. 

Marc-Antoine Coulon and Antoine Kruk sketch with meticulousness the extraordinary character of each of these legends and the result is simply magnificent, with incredible accuracy. An unmissable event for art lovers and fashionistas alike!

'Icons – Fashion Illustrators' from February 14 to March 14, 2020 atALFALIBRA GALLERY, 324 rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 14 p.m. to 19 p.m.

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