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...

The centre is a splendid and typical Parisian townhouse from the 19th century decorated for the countess Mona Bismarck in the 1950s. Therefore, the figure of a fascinating woman stands firmly behind the institution: a wealthy, elegant and beautiful lady who supported arts, fashion and...

I started practising ballet very young and I was a rigorous pupil what made me part of the Parisian antenna of the Royal Academy of Dance: foolish pride! For our first major show, we were little mice and I can recall the absolute pleasure of putting on the exquisite and precise outfit the...

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,...

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 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...

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...

This cultural emulation perfectly coincides with my new thrilling role as a Worn Through contributor and I am glad I have such a rich program to share. I am starting right away with a display that caught my attention by its original tone in the midst of the more traditional approach...

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...

through the prism of official and legal documents. Why 1931? In 1931, a large-scale counterfeit clothing operation which had illegally obtained couture sketches was uncovered in Paris. In the meanwhile, that same year, a record number of couture houses (almost 50 in all), including...

 

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