The International Centre of Lace and Fashion presents the exhibition A feast for the eyes ! Spectacular fashions.
Through costumes, photos, film extracts, sketches, paintings and items of haute couture, the exhibition will show that, over the centuries, fashion has put the human body on show by stretching it beyond its natural limits. It will illustrate the continuing spectacular link between fashion and the body.
On the one hand, a body hemmed in by voluminous frameworks or corsets, and on the other, a figure magnified and metamorphosed by creators’ inventiveness, splendid fabrics and technical performance.
Several symbolic figures, from the 16th century to présent day, remind us how the fashionable body could take on astonishing and extraordinary forms.
Historical objects and garments signed by Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Thierry Mugler and others will grace the scene alongside the mythical dresses worn in the films Gone With The Wind or La Reine Margot (Queen Margot). Indeed the film-making industry has effectively captured the spectacular aspect of these forms to reproduce them in its major blockbusters.
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