fashion exhibits


Beautiful pink silk and Honiton lace parasol, featuring an enamel hand wearing a bracelet inscribed with the words ‘I GOVERN’, acting as the opening mechanism.

Thought to have been presented to Queen Victoria at the opening of Prince Alberts Great Exhibition on the 1st of May 1851.

Royal Collection

Christian Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano, models backstage at the Spring 2006 show. Photographer: Arslan Sükan. This image is part of Arslan Sükan’s exhibition “Prelude” at Leica Gallery Istanbul from 08 June to 05 August 2017.


Exhibition “Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve” at Musée des Arts Décoratifs from 05 July 2017 to 07 January 2018, celebrating the house’s 70th anniversary. The selection of over 300 haute couture gowns shows designs by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Photo credits: ISTANBUL'74; Tiphaine Dubld; Y-Jean Mun-Delsalle (2x); Lars Nilsson.


(via Tokyo museum exhibits Issey Miyake’s constant innovations | Daily Mail Online)

TOKYO (AP) — Although he’s behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan, Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Maybe a designer, even a sculptor, but not that frivolous, trend-watching, conspicuous consumption known as fashion.

What he has pursued since he started in the 1970s is more timeless. His down-to-earth clothing is meant to celebrate the human body. And it’s anyone’s or everyone’s body — any race, build, size or age.

“The work of Miyake Issey,” at the National Art Center in Tokyo, is a moving journey through his creative mind. The show includes his signature pleats that transform usually crass polyester into chic. In another corner, mannequins are connected by a roll of fabric to highlight his A-POC, or “a piece of cloth,” series that began in 1998. A-POC uses computer technology in weaving to create apparel at the same time fabric is being produced.

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Gown (fourreau). France, c. 1910 silk, cotton, floss silk, metal thread.

Thanks to the designer Paul Poiret tubular dresses became fashionable from 1906. In French this slender silhouette is called fourreau, or sheath. The purple taffeta divides this dress into three parts and creates the illusion of short sleeves. All of this is typical for 1910, as are the voluminously rendered flowers. They are not embroidered flatly, but fashioned of tiny loops and knots.


Photo: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. All rights reserved. 

Chatsworth House, “House Style” - an exhibition exploring five centuries of fashion and adornment at Chatsworth, from 25 March to 22 October 2017. Christian Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano, Spring 1998 collection. Photographed by Veronika Heilbrunner.


day 54/100 of productivity. // i bought this new planner for my uni year with my little plants, i’m just in love with them!! today i went to a fashion exhibit and i saw this beautiful building, just look at the sculpture and all these details!! ✿

John Galliano for Christian Dior in Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Ensemble Shéhérazade. Haute couture printemps-été 1998. Ensemble du soir Kimono inspiré des Ballets russes, ligne pyramide, à grand col cheminée en velours de soie, applications, broderies et incrustations de cristaux Swarovski. Robe longue fourreau en double satin.