This summer in Paris is going to be particularly fashionable, thanks to a series of exhibitions celebrating the talent of great couturiers and photographer
A tribute to Balenciaga‘s Heritage. A great celebration of the couturier Christian Dior. A contemporary glance to the style of Chloé throughout the eye of a great French photographer Guy Bourdin. Never like this summer, Paris stays true to its fashion roots, hosting three important fashion exhibitions.
Balenciaga: Working in Black is scheduled at the Musée Bourdelle as part of a trio of Spanish-themed fashion exhibitions planned by the Paris museum in various locales. The exhibition focus on black because for Balenciaga, black was more than a colour or even a non-colour; he saw it as a vibrant matter, by turns opaque or transparent, matt or shiny – a dazzling interplay of light, which owes as much to the luxurious quality of the fabrics as to the apparent simplicity of his cut.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams hosted at The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior, inviting visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
At the new Maison Chloé, a just opening vibrant multi-story cultural space on rue de La Baume in the heart of Paris. The inaugural exhibition is dedicated to the long-time collaborator and visionary image-maker Guy Bourdin: the show, which explores the way the iconic French fashion photographer shot the work and world of Chloé, is the first in a series of exhibitions examining the theme of ‘Femininities’ and the enduring allure of the Chloé girl.