Such diverse personalities as Cecil Beaton, David Bowie and Jean Cocteau are united as the dandy-like inspirations of the Belgian designer's androgynous and edgy masculine wear – the combination of counterculture and chic gives birth to Dries Van Noten's recognizable silhouettes made of...

I kept wandering whether this had anything to do with the iconic 1980s' designer, Thierry Mugler, even though the poster does deliver a few clues with its familiar aesthetic. Mugler Follies Poster I, therefore, decided to take a closer look at this spectacle. And, indeed, Manfred Thierry...

We've written about Anita Berber before here on Worn Through, the "priestess of depravity," dancer, actress and muse to many during her years in Weimar Berlin. The contemporary images of Berber speak volumes, and viewing the highly-sexualized, sometimes fetishist styling she has inspired in...

But first, I'm happy to share with you some exhibition announcements and tips that other Worn Through readers have shared with me since my last post. In Chicago, Petra reminded me that Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mileat the Chicago History Museum is entering its final...

The most stunning example was a delicate 1949 bustier dress by Christian Dior, entirely covered by precious pastel flowers confronted to Raf Simon's 2012 version of the garment, which he turned into a profound black piece worn by Natalie Portman in the Miss Dior ad, all was united: patrimony,...

The dark side of 1900's Parisian life is supposedly demonstrated with references to morphine and brothels. I must admit I did not find the rendering of Paris' dark side that dark: the scenography privileged humour and a certain glamour with portraits of the city's legendary courtesans that...

This weekend ended the Parisian art fair entitled Art Paris. I regularly attend art fairs in order to discover new artists and also take note of the trends of the art market. As I passed by the De Buck Gallery's space, I was attracted by a hanging shirt splattered with paint. The art work was...

" At the time, I discovered with much surprise that no retrospective had ever been dedicated to Jeanne Lanvin and what a major impact she had have not only on fashion but on building a whole lifestyle brand. When I learnt about the Palais Galliera's exhibition, despite suffering from a slight...

Initiated by the Musée des Beaux Arts of Montreal in 2011, the display has since travelled in numerous cities such as San Francisco, London or Madrid: surely lucky readers of Worn Through have managed to visit this exhibition. Within the different reviews I have read I have been appalled by...

The garment highlights the English couturier, often rewarded as being the father of Haute Couture: there can be something quite ironic for French people to discover that what seems so inextricably French (or should we say Parisian) has been invented by a foreigner, moreover an Englishman!...

 

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