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Fashion6 Eye-Opening Fashion Exhibitions To See Around The World In 2019

6 Eye-Opening Fashion Exhibitions To See Around The World In 2019

6 Eye-Opening Fashion Exhibitions To See Around The World In 2019
By Tania Jayatilaka
February 15, 2019
Revisit the rich artisanal heritage of the world’s most prominent fashion houses as it unfolds at these 6 haute couture exhibitions across Shanghai, London, New York, Brussels and Bologna.

Christian Dior: Designer Of Dreams

 
Video: Christian Dior/Youtube

In this the largest exhibition to honour one of the most influential couturiers in the 20th century (along with the artistic directors who followed) The Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition will take place from now till 14 July, 2019 at the V&A Museum’s Sainsbury Gallery.

Across 11 sections, the exhibition will showcase the skill and craftsmanship of the iconic fashion house’s ateliers since 1947. For more details, click here.

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Mademoiselle Privé Shanghai

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel
Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

The 2019 edition of Chanel’s exquisite “Mademoiselle Privé” exhibition will take place from 20 April to 2 June, 2019 at the West Bund Art Center in Shanghai.

The iconic Chanel N°5, the haute couture atelier of Karl Lagerfeld and the story behind the 1932 “Bijoux de Diamants” High Jewellery collection by Gabrielle Chanel: three distinct creative worlds of Chanel are represented through an immersive and enriching display of 3 ‘houses’: 31 rue Cambon, the address of Karl Lagerfeld’s Creation Studio and Haute Couture ateliers; 18 Place Vendôme for High Hewellery; and Grasse, where Ernest Beaux and Gabrielle Chanel created Chanel N°5 in 1921. Click here for more information.

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The Male – Androgynous Mind, Eclectic Body

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci
Photo: Courtesy of Gucci

Men’s fashion is the subject of particular interest in this exciting exhibition at Gucci Garden, curated by Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele and Maria Luisa Frisa.

A collection of clothing, accessories, images, books, magazines and video documents in this show collectively explore the definition of masculinity and maleness as interpreted by the Maison’s eclectic menswear.

Fun fact: Among the unique pieces to be featured in this exhibition will be a red silk shirt and bow tie that first appeared in Alessandro Michele’s first men’s show in 2015.

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Camp: Notes on Fashion

Novelist Susan Sontag. (Photo: @metmuseum/Instagram)
Novelist Susan Sontag. (Photo: @metmuseum/Instagram)

Starting May 9, 2019, Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (The Met) Costume Institute will explore the evolution of the camp aesthetic from marginality to widespread influence in mainstream culture today.

A 1964 essay by novelist and critic Susan Santog, ‘Notes on “Camp”’, is the framework for this exhibition. Click here for more information.

Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT

A dress of red feathers and glass microscope slides by Alexander McQueen, featured in The Museum at FIT's 2008 Gothic: Dark Glamour exhibition. (Photo: Museum at FIT)
A dress of red feathers and glass microscope slides by Alexander McQueen, featured in The Museum at FIT's 2008 Gothic: Dark Glamour exhibition. (Photo: Museum at FIT)

It’s (quite literally) the exhibition of exhibitions: a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology)in New York that brings together 33 of the museum’s most influential exhibitions since 1971.

Happening from now till April 20, this fascinating event will showcase more than 80 looks taken from the museum’s permanent holdings. Find out more about the past exhibitions that inspired Exhibitionism here.

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Back Side: Fashion From Behind

Dress by Martine Sitbon (Photo: Marc Detiffe)
Dress by Martine Sitbon (Photo: Marc Detiffe)

The train of a glittering court gown, a dress with a plunging back, the constraints of a corsette: The Fashion and Lace Museum in Brussels has teamed up with the Palais Galliera in Paris for the first time ever to present Back Side: Fashion From Behind.

The exhibition brings together exquisite looks from Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa and more from the biggest names in fashion with a shift of attention from front to back. The exhibition runs from now till March 31, 2019.  

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