Le Musée de la Mode from Paris is hosting until the 20th of April an important event for fashion – “Histoires de Mode”. It’s Christian Lacroix who put together the result of two years of research in over 150 years of style.
Wherever you go, whatever you do, it’s always important knowing where you’re coming from. It’s the same for fashion. If you’re taking a real interest in style, then it’s as important as present day trends to know where it’s all coming from and what a journey it has been up until now.
From 1850s through 1940s and 1960s, not forgetting the 1980s until present times, from Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent to our day’s designers, this new kind of project features three coordinates: a selection of historical outfits, models designed by Christian Lacroix himself showing his 20years of creation and a direct and innovative intervention putting together certain pieces from the museum and few items designed by Christian Lacroix in order to invent a new silhouette.
It’s about assembling/disassembling the mechanism of the creation process, chosing and assembling the ingredients, the data and the documents of patrimony with a certain look from today and the immediate future in perspective.
Said Christian Lacroix about the Histoires de Mode.
The exhibition will be exported (first of all in London) after closing in April in Paris.
What do you say? It’s worth to effort in a bit of history in order to better understand fashion?