Women’s Wear Daily
04.17.2014
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Couture Preview: The Paris Scene

What to see and do in the City of Light.

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Spring-summer 1954 couture evening gown by Pierre Balmain  at the Musée Galliera exhibit

EIGHTEENTH FLOOR: Bring on the powdered wigs. The influence of the 18th century on contemporary fashion is the theme of an off-site exhibition by Musée Galliera’s new director, Olivier Saillard, pending the completion of the Paris museum’s renovation in 2012. And what better stage than the apartments of the Château de Versailles’ Grand Trianon? The show runs July 8 to Oct. 9. “It’s not only about frills and richly colored ribbons. There are also simple, rustic 18th-century garments that touch me just as much,” said Saillard, citing as an example a strict black men’s coat “that is so simple it could be by Yohji Yamamoto.” Such vintage items are juxtaposed with recent designs emulating the era’s fashions, such as redingotes by Rei Kawakubo. Creations by the likes of Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix and Azzedine Alaïa are also on display.

— Katya Foreman

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