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 devoted to the influence of the Enlightenment on the current mode.
Placed resonate with masterpieces from the collections of the Musée Galliera, the creations of the greatest contemporary designers show a common fascination for fantasy eighteenth century: Lagerfeld invites Watteau and French dresses from Chanel, Christian home Dior scrolls 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 existing bridges between old fashion and contemporary fashion.
The exhibition opened last Friday and runs until 9 October 2011.
Grand Trianon - Château de Versailles
Tuesday to Sunday from 12h to 18h30