The eighteenth to date
A nice idea to ride this summer.
The Palace of Versailles and the Musée Galliera present in the apartments of the Grand Trianon, an exhibition dedicated to the influence of the Enlightenment on the current mode.
Placed in resonance with masterpieces from the collections of the Musée Galliera, the creations of the greatest contemporary designers show a common fascination with eighteenth century fantasized: Lagerfeld invites Watteau and French dresses from Chanel, the Christian home Dior scroll princesses of fairy tales, Westwood revives courtesans and canopies rather saucy when Alaïa corseted gorges gallant.
A tribute to the Enlightenment, the style of the Pompadour, Marie Antoinette and Versailles, capital of taste in the eighteenth century.
Between haute couture and ready-to-wear, fifty models by great designers of the twentieth century dialogue with costumes and accessories from the XVIII and tell the existing bridges between old fashion and contemporary fashion.
The exhibition opened last Friday and runs until 9 October 2011.
The Grand Trianon - Versailles
From Tuesday to Sunday from 12am to 6:30 p.m.