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Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts)

housed at the Palais du Louvre (Paris, France)

is the venue for an extraordinary exhibition, which chronicles

three hundred years of French fashion from the 18th century to present day.

 

 

The show,  entitled

Fashion Forward, 3 siècles de mode (1715-2016)

 

runs from 7 April to 14 August 2016.

 

On display are 300 articles of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing

which are taken from the museum’s extensive and permanent collection.

 

 

 

In addition, jewels and textiles from the timeline highlighted will be on view.

 

Fashion then

sapphire-blue brocade suit with gold leaf motif

circa 1730 – 1740

musee des arts decoratifs, suit, 1730-1740, brocade, lesartdecoratifs.fr

(image from lesartdecoratifs.fr)

Fashion now

In red hues

avant-garde, structural, provocative silhouette

from Comme des Garçons

summer 2015

musee des arts decoratifs, elle fr

(image from elle. fr)

The show offers a comprehensive and historical narrative of fashion specifics:

an informative and visual treat, not to be missed.

 

 

Fashion Forward, 3 siècles de mode (1715-2016)

at the Musée des Arts Décoratif

from 7 April to 14 August 2016

For further details, visit:

http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/en/exhibitions/forthcoming-events-1365/musee-des-arts-decoratifs/fashion-forward-3-siecles-de-mode-1715-2016