Until April 14, 2013, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is presenting an exciting exhibition that takes visitors through the history of fashion.
This prestigious exhibition has already been presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Berlin’s Deutsch Historisches Museum. Now, it comes to Paris to reveal two centuries of European historical fashion. The exhibition is entitled “Fashioning Fashion: Two Centuries of European Fashion 1700 – 1915,” and it was created after the LACMA acquired two remarkable private collections from collectors of historical clothing and fabrics.
These collections encapsulate the major European fashion movements of the 18th and 19th centuries, right up until the dawn of the 20th century. In this way “Fashioning Fashion” enables visitors to step into a time machine and see exactly how styles of dress have evolved throughout the centuries.
The exhibition has been meticulously conceived in order to present both a chronological and thematic journey through fashion. Almost 100 masculine and feminine ensembles — coming predominantly from France, England and Italy — are displayed, complete with full and accurate accessories. These pieces show the evolution of style with a special emphasis on silhouettes, detailing, and savoir-faire.
Throughout the exhibit, the various influences that shaped the fashion of the era are highlighted and explained, providing an meaningful experience for history buffs and fashionistas alike. Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier are in an ideal location for visiting the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and seeing this intriguing exhibit.