Adelaide: Fashion Icons – Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

October 25, 2014 – February 15, 2015

The Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide (AGSA), home to a magnificent collection of Australian and international art, hosts a regular program of exhibitions from some of the world’s most prestigious museums and galleries (the Tate Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, etc). From October 25, 2014, it will present an exclusive exhibition specially designed by Les Arts Décoratifs, tracing almost seventy years of Paris-based fashion creation. Opening with a stunning display featuring the Adelaide evening gown – emblematic of Christian Dior and considered one of the most glamorous of its time – the exhibition, curated by Pamela Golbin and designed by Christian Biecher, will showcase iconic models by the greatest couturiers: Givenchy, Gabrielle Chanel, Balenciaga, Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier and many more besides.

Pamela Golbin is chief curator of 20th-century and contemporary fashion and textiles at Les Arts Décoratifs.

Seoul : The French-Style Art of Living in Eighteenth-Century Paris

December 9, 2014 – April 12, 2015

The Seoul Arts Center, one of South Korea’s major cultural institutions, is a complex comprising the Opera House and two museums – the Hangaram Art Museum and the Hangaram Design Museum. From December 9, 2014, the latter will host an exhibition created by Les Arts Décoratifs and curated by Anne Forray-Carlier. As its title suggests, this exceptional presentation will give the Korean public a privileged inside view of an eighteenth-century aristocratic residence with all its refinements. Exhibition designer Philippe Renaud will create a replica of a mansion and its gardens, providing the setting for a selection of masterpieces from the collection of Les Arts Décoratifs, some of which will be brought specially from the Paris museum’s galleries.

Anne Forray-Carlier is chief curator in the 17th- and 18th-century department of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

Antwerp: Dries Van Noten – Inspirations

February 13 – July 19, 2015

The highly successful exhibition Dries Van Noten – Inspirations is moving on to the famous couturier’s home town of Antwerp, where it will run from February 13, 2015 at the MoMu Fashion Museum. The new version of the exhibition will stay true to its original incarnation in Paris, highlighting the sources of Dries Van Noten’s inspiration by juxtaposing his creations with emblematic past and present works of art. The exhibition will again be curated by Pamela Golbin, and adapted for the MoMu by Arter, the agency that designed the original exhibition for Les Arts Décoratifs.

Pamela Golbin is chief curator of 20th-century and contemporary fashion and textiles at Les Arts Décoratifs.

New York: Fashioning the Body

March 25 – July 26, 2015

The Bard Graduate Center in New York is to host the exhibition La Mécanique des dessous, une histoire indiscrète de la silhouette, originally held in the Fashion and Textile galleries at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs from July 5 to November 24, 2013. Denis Bruna, curator of the Paris exhibition, will adapt the project to its new location, focusing more precisely on the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries while continuing to highlight pieces from the vintage fashion collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The exhibition will be supplemented with works from American collections.

Denis Bruna is curator of the pre-19th-century Fashion and Textile collection at Les Arts Décoratifs.

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