70 years of Christian Dior at Musée des Arts Décoratifs

The house of Christian Dior is celebrating its 70th anniversary in a big way: a grand retrospective reuniting 300 haute couture gowns! On top of this impressive size, I loved how much I learned from this exhibition and that there is an emotional side in each room. You can feel through the dresses and archives…

Buttons through the ages at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

The button tray from Yves Saint Laurent’s couture atelier So you thought buttons were just a detail? The lovely exhibition Unbutton Fashion at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs will prove you wrong. Buttons held a central place in fashion history, revealed social positions (often higher class) and mirrored major social events. Some of them are…

A history of underwear in Paris

Undergarments in all shapes and forms have taken over the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. La mécanique des dessous, une histoire indiscrète de la silhouette (The mechanisms of underwear, an inquisitive history of the figure) leads us through the fascinating history of underwear with 200 looks ranging from the 14th century to today. What…

Fashioning Fashion exhibition in Paris: European style from 1715 to 1900

One of my favorite museums in Paris, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, is organizing the beautiful exhibition Fashioning Fashion until April 14th. Initiated by the LACMA in Los Angeles, this show presents the evolution of European style from 1715 to 1900 with more than 100 looks. A fascinating travel in the past and a true…