Archives de catégorie : Expositions/Exhibitions

Exhibition: « The Vulgar. Fashion Redifined », Barbican Centre, October 13, 2016 – February 5, 2017

The exhibition ‘The Vulgar. Fashion Redifined’ is on show at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, from the 13th October 2016 to the 5th February 2017.

The first to explore the challenging and compelling territory of taste in fashion, the exhibition ‘The Vulgar. Fashion Redifined’ displays more than 120 fashion objects, ranging from historical costumes to couture and ready-to-wear looks, drawing the visual vocabulary of vulgarity from the renaissance to today. Including contributions from leading contemporary designers such as Walter van Beirendonck, Chloé, Christian Dior, Pam Hogg, Charles James, Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Moschino, Miuccia Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, Philip Treacy, UNDERCOVER, Viktor & Rolf, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood, the exhibition examines the constantly evolving notion of vulgarity in fashion, to reflect on what makes something vulgar and why it is such a sensitive and contested term.

For more information, please visit the event page on the Barbican website.

Image: Walter van Beirendonck, Fall/Winter 2010/2011. Hat: Stephen Jones © Ronald Stoops.

Date(s) – October 13, 2016 – February 5, 2017
All Day

Barbican Centre


Exhibition: « Label It. Trademarks in Fashion », Modemuseum Hasselt, October 1, 2016 – February 12, 2017

The exhibition ‘Label It. Trademarks in Fashion’ is on show at the Modemuseum Hasselt in Hasselt, Belgium, from the 1st October 2016 to the 12th February 2017.

What makes a brand? What goes into constructing a fashion house’s identity? ‘Label It. Trademarks in Fashion’ aims to answer these questions through a selection of designers’ creations that includes pieces by Alexander McQueen, Olivier Theyskens, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dries Van Noten, Maison Margiela, Balenciaga, Vetements, Chanel, Moschino, Christian Wijnants, Missoni, Ann Salens. The exhibition is organized as part of Stadstriënnale Hasselt/Genk, a multidisciplinary art festival combining art, design, and fashion. Representing trademarks as a legal and social construct, the exhibiton explores topical themes such as identity, the system of trademarks, and the copy and counterfeit fashion industry.

For more information, please visit the event page on the Modemuseum Hasselt website.

Image: ‘Label It. Trademarks in Fashion’. Courtesy Modemuseum Hasselt, all rights reserved.

Date(s) – October 1, 2016 – February 12, 2017
All Day

Modemuseum Hasselt

Exhibition: « Culture Chanel. La Donna che Legge », Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art, September 17, 2016 – January 8, 2017

gabrielle_chanel_douglas_kirkland-255x171The exhibition ‘Culture Chanel. La Donna che Legge’, curated by Jean Louis Froment in collaboration with Gabriella Belli, is on show at Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice, Italy, from the 17th September 2016 to the 8th January 2017.

‘La Donna che Legge’ is the seventh issue of the ‘Culture Chanel’ exhibitions curated by Jean Louis Froment that disclose through its key elements the vocabulary of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel and her House. This time, the focus is on the relationship between the fashion creator and the written word. Featuring around 350 works ranging from texts, photographs and sketches, the exhibition offers an insight on the private library of Coco Chanel, showing her strong bounds with the culture of her time. The vast selection of books and art objects, that come from the shelves of the designer’s apartment in Rue Cambon, helps to reconstruct the modern world of Coco Chanel through the works and the words of the authors that helped to form it.

For more information, please visit the event page on Culture Chanel website.

Image: Portrait of Gabrielle Chanel on her sofa looking at her library July 1962 – Photography Douglas Kirkland Collection, Los Angeles. All rights reserved.