The 50s: Fashion in France at the Museum of Fashion – Paris

The 50s: Fashion in France at the Museum of Fashion – Paris

July 12, 2014 through November 2, 2014

– Featuring 100 exquisite garments and accessories designed by the most famous couturiers of the 1950s from Balenciaga, Chanel and Schiaparelli to Cardin, Dior and Givenchy, The 50s: Fashion in France, 1947-1957, celebrates the golden age of French haute couture when Paris reemerged as the fashion capital of the world following the privations of the Depression and Second World War. Highlighting remarkable individual pieces from the museum’s permanent collection which are rarely on display due to their fragility, the installation explores the evolution of the fashionable female form from the birth of Dior’s revolutionary New Look in 1947 characterized by a wasp waist and full skirt employing yards of fabric to the emergence of Yves Saint Laurent’s own revolutionary aesthetic following Dior’s untimely death in 1957.

 

"New Look" (1947) - Christian Dior

“New Look” (1947) – Christian Dior


 

Official Exhibition Site

 

CITY OF PARIS MUSEUM OF FASHION

PALAIS GALLIERA

10, RUE PIERRE 1ER DE SERBIE

75116 PARIS FRANCE

1-56-52-86-00

 

 

 

 

 

The 50s: Fashion in France, 1947-1957

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M.

CLOSED ON MONDAY.

 

ADMISSION:

8 € FOR AN ADULT TICKET.

6 € FOR A SENIOR TICKET (60 AND OVER).

4 € FOR A STUDENT TICKET (14 – 26)

FREE FOR CHILDREN 13 AND UNDER.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

 

 

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