We enter the exhibition through a dark room entirely covered by diverse names and titles such as 'Grease', 'Iggy Pop', 'Superman', 'Diana Ross' or 'Like a Virgin' that all evoke how versatile the designers' inspirations are. The different ensembles are arranged as inspirational boards with...

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...

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...

I think I may have said it before, I strongly appreciate this Parisian fashion museum, directed by Olivia Saillard, whom I consider to be one of the most talented fashion curators in Europe. I was thus very interested in discovering how they chose to deal with such a theme: an insight of...

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...

I particularly appreciated a series of beautiful black and white photographs by François Kollar that simply depict the hands of famous couturiers such as Coco Chanel, Jacques Fath or Jeanne Lanvin. Moving on, we can observe how is created a Haute Couture garment (a Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld...

 

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