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Support an exhibition : Appropriate Attire Please !

1 December 2016 – 23 April 2017

Costume quatre pièces, Jean Paul Gaultier Homme, 2000 / Tailleur pantalon, Elsa Schiaparelli, 1935-1939
Inv. 2010.128.27.1-5 / Inv. UF 73-21-27 AB
© Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris / photo : Jean Tholance

In late 2016, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs will be showing the Tenue correcte exigée! exhibition. Pamphleteers, moralists, journalists and even common mortals have often sought to dictate the rules of vestimentary decorum. Accounts tell us that at least since the Middle Ages the evolution of fashion is also a story of the singularities that have provoked scandals and diverse prohibitions. Exploring most of these rules and above all their transgressions, this exhibition will feature not only some of the great historic figures who have dared to defy the established order but also the taboos challenged by women (and men) who have dressed in the clothes of the opposite sex. Garments considered “excessive” because they are too long, too short, too ample, too figure hugging, etc. will also be highlighted.


Support an exhibition : Joris Laarman

Musée des Arts décoratifs, 15 March – 2 July 2017

“Makerchair”, Joris Laarman, 2014
© Joris Laarman

EThe exhibition, on Level 5 of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, will span ten years of Joris Laarman’s intensive research.

In only a few years, Joris Laarman’s forward-looking, innovative design has become an international reference. Yet his work has rarely been shown in France. Focussing on the major axes of his experimentation with new technologies, the exhibition will feature the series that have structured his career, from the Heatwave radiator to the Bones and Vortex series and the very recent Makerchairs.

Bridge Table, Joris Laarman, 2009
© Joris Laarman

Numerous experimental projects will illustrate the frenetic creativity of this daring designer and his passionate interest in new technologies. The Starlings Table, acquired by the museum, was created using cinema special effects software then made with a 3D printer. One of his most recent projects is a bridge in Amsterdam requiring new design production tools.


Support an exhibition : Odiot

Musée Nissim de Camondo, Spring 2017

Soupière, Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot (1763-1850), Paris, 1819-1823
Inv. FNAC PFH 4538
© Les Arts Décoratifs / photo : Jean Tholance

In 2009, with the invaluable aid of Fibelaage SA and Société Générale Immobilière, the Fonds Odiot was acquired for the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. This exceptional collection of 176 original drawings by illustrious artists of the very late 18th century such as Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, Henri Auguste, Auguste Garneray and Jean-Guillaume Moitte, subsequently benefited from the restoration and digitisation programme initiated by the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller. Les Arts Décoratifs will be paying tribute to Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot, the great 19th-century silversmith, with an exhibition at the Musée Nissim de Camondo next spring. The exhibition will feature drawings from the Fonds Odiot and pieces produced by Maison Odiot. To mark this event, a book with reproductions of all the drawings in the collection will be published.

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