Fashion Forward- 3 Centuries of Fashion Exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris was
for this lover of all things fashion an absolute joy. The exhibition showcased 300 items from the museum’s
collection dating from the late 1700’s to today. The moment I spied the posters in the street I knew this
was a must see for me , which I did, twice in fact and it surely did not disappoint.
The richness and exquisite textiles in the historical garments tell their own story and I couldn’t help
but fantasize about who may have worn them and the lives they had at that time.
These little beauties are dolls used by designers , aren’t they wonderful , perfect in every detail and
The colours in this coat from the 1930’s grabbed my attention. If my memory serves me correctly it
was from the French Couture designer , Jeanne-Marie Lanvin.
The New Look by Christian Dior was launched in 1947 and featured a jacket with rounded shoulders,
cinched waist and very full skirts. The popularity of this look by Dior helped reestablish the French Fashion
Industry after the harsh years of WW2.
The swinging sixties with a pants suit by Andre Courreges from 1965 and a selection of shorter skirts and
cropped double breasted jackets and of course the shift dress.
Some stunningly beautiful evening wear from many designers and eras , just breathtaking.
This last little number has to be my favourite from the modern era.It is by Japanese designer, Yohji Yamamoto, from his Autumn/Winter collection 2003/2004 and is wool houndstooth with a black chiffon
I hope you have enjoyed a small peak at this exhibition through my eyes.