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Fashion is not just catwalks, new launched stores and shopping. To know more about designers and their collection you can read biography books. But also you can visit one of the exhibition and look from other, visual side for the brands like Balenciaga, Dior, YSL or the figure of Princess Diana.
#1 Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Where: The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, UK
When: Open until 18 February 2018
Discover the story of the great Spanish fashion designer. How Cristóbal Balenciaga’s exquisite craftsmanship and innovative designs shaped modern fashion. This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential couturier. You can admire there ever 100 items (including clothing and headwear).
Alberta Tiburzi in ‘envelope’ dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga.
Photograph by Hiro Wakabayashi for Harper’s Bazaar, June 1967. © Hiro 1967
X-ray photograph of silk taffeta evening dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1955, Paris, France.
X-ray by Nick Veasey, 2016. © Nick Veasey
#2 Entitled The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture
Where: The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia
When: Open till 17 November 2017
In honor of 70s anniversary of Dior in the National Gallery of Victoria we can get to know the story of the fashion house through a series of themes, featuring works by the seven designers who have played key roles in shaping Dior’s illustrious fashionable silhouette: Christian Dior, Raf Simons, Marc Bohan, Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano, Gianfranco Ferré and Maria Grazia Chiuri. This unique retrospective exhibition features over 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017.
Climene dress, Autumn – winter 1959 Haute couture collection
Christian Dior, Paris (fashion designer), Yves Saint Laurent (designer)
Photo © Laziz Hamani
Autumn – winter 2012 Haute couture collection
Christian Dior, Paris (fashion designer), Raf Simons (designer)
Photo ©Patrick Demarchelier
#3 Diana: Her Fashion Story
Where: Kensington Palace in London, UK
When: Without final date of the exhibition
The style of Princess Diana is all the time live on. That kit is a testimony of the princess’s magnitude as a style icon for all. On the exhibition you can follow in the trace of Diana. Starting from the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances, to the charm, elegance and confidence of her later life. It is showcased the Princess’s relationship with her favourite designers is explored through a display of original fashion sketches created for her during the design process.
In this 1989 file photo, Diana, Princess of Wales smiles during an official visit to Hong Kong.
Photo © Liu Heung Shing
An evening dress by Catherine Walker of white silk crepe and a sequin and pearl embroidered jacket and worn by Diana, Princess of Wales on an official visit to Hong Kong 1989 on display during a media preview of an exhibition of 25 dresses and outfits worn by Diana entitled “Diana: Her Fashion Story” at Kensington Palace in London.
Photo © Alastair Grant
#4 Yves Saint Laurent Museum
Where: in Marrakech, Morocco and in Paris, France
When: All the time
Two museum dedicated to the fabled designer Yves Saint Laurent. One in Marocco, because that place was important for him, how said Pierre Bergé:
“When Yves Saint Laurent first discovered Marrakech in 1966, he was so moved by the city that he decided to buy a house here, and returned regularly. It feels perfectly natural, fifty years later, to build a museum dedicated to his oeuvre, which was so inspired by this country.”
Second museum was launched in Paris. That two places showcase closer perceive into the life and career of the beloved couturier. Two cities and two places where you can find collections of unprecedented importance in the world of Haute Couture, including 5000 high fashion dresses, 15000 accessories, and thousands of sketches, cards, photos and objects that were archived from the 1960s until today.
Meeting with Loulou de La Falaise in 1968
Picture from Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
Creation of A.R.O.Y.S.L. in 1997
Picture from Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris
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