The originality and refinement of a piece of art is mainly linked to the materials that compose it, the rare pigments, the design and the shape of a model. Then comes the embellishment of the work, by an arrangement of patterns. Here inspired by the animal, floral, geometric universe
By creating Harper's Bazar magazine in New York in November 1867, the Harper brothers wanted to bring a wide range of content, putting the models of fashion designers in perspective with other creative fields of their time: literature, painting and photography. The illustration of fashion silhouettes on paper had been around for a long time: from the origins of printing, through
In the heart of the gallery rue de la Verrerie, Olivier Saillard invites us to a face-to-face confrontation between the two masters of the cut. Azzedine Alaïa had the opportunity to recover models from Cristobal Balenciaga, when he decided to close his Haute Couture house in 1968 in opposition to the advent of ready-to-wear.
The Guimet Museum regularly presents high-quality exhibitions dedicated to textiles. The heritage it recently inherited gives it the opportunity to repeat this with a selection of creations from the donation of 1,300 pieces from the collection of Lee Young-hee (1936-2018).
The new and vast exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs features a varied and complete universe: shoes. Like any wardrobe element, it has multiple uses, users, shapes and decorations.
Embroidery from the Middle Ages is featured in the Cluny Museum. It is very rare to see such ancient textile works on display. Indeed, fabric is one of the most delicate materials among the heritage of ancient decorative arts.
Designprocesser, witnessing the creative process behind design objects from A to Z – Institut Suédois
At a period in which we are taking a closer look at the creative processes to question them: eco-responsible, sustainable, local, artisanal
The nave of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is dedicated this autumn to the world of a collector from the 1930s. The furniture designed by Rulhman, the jewellery of the Chaumet house or the seats of Le Corbusier all have the particularity of taking place in an unusual environment: India of the Holkar dynasty under British government.
This small and rich exhibition of the Institut Finlandais offers a panorama of the craftsmanship of the Sami indigenous people. Divided between Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland, the Sami people seek to preserve their culture and know-how. Duddjot means "to do artisanally" in northern Sami.
As usual, the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain presents pieces from various cultures. The perspectives of scientists, botanists and philosophers are combined with the graphic works of the Amazonian Indians and the installations of contemporary artists.