Fashion Mix: French Fashion, Foreign Designers at the Immigration Museum – Paris

Fashion Mix: French Fashion, Foreign Designers at the Immigration Museum – ParisFashion Mix: French Fashion, Foreign Designers at the Immigration Museum – ParisFashion Mix: French Fashion, Foreign Designers at the Immigration Museum – Paris

December 9, 2014 through May 31, 2015

– Featuring a selection of iconic coats, dresses, hats and accessories spanning more than a century of creation, “Fashion Mix: French Fashion, Foreign Designers,” celebrates the contributions to the French fashion industry of immigrant artisans, craftsmen and designers. From Charles Frederick Worth to Elsa Schiaparelli, Cristobal Balenciaga to Paco Rabane, Issey Miyake to Yohji Yamamoto and Azzedine Alaïa to Martin Margiela, for decades foreign designers have enriched French fashion history and contributed to the reputation of Paris as the fashion capital of the world.

Using garments that highlight the ethnic influences immigrant designers bring to their work as well as public and private documents to recount their personal histories, the display includes rare selections culled from the City of Paris Museum of Fashion’s archives which are rarely on display due to their extreme fragility. Among the notable examples are a Worth wedding gown with an eight foot organza train, a form-fitting Schiarparelli evening gown adorned with butterflies, an exuberant, ruffled, polka-dot cape by Balenciaga, a color-blocked Miyake evening gown in a rainbow of hues, and a harlequin patterned, Yamamoto wrap coat.

Worth Wedding Gown

Worth Wedding Gown

Balenciaga Butterfly Cape

Balenciaga Butterfly Cape

Yamamoto Coat

Yamamoto Coat

 


 

 

Official Exhibition Site

Palais de la Porte Dorée

Museum of Immigration History

293 Avenue Daumesnil

75012 Paris, France

1-53-59-58-60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Mix: French Fashion, Foreign Designers

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

OPEN ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 7 P.M.

CLOSED ON MONDAYS.

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS ON JANUARY 1, MAY 1 AND DECEMBER 25.

ADMISSION:

6 € FOR AN ADULT TICKET.

4.50 € FOR A SENIOR TICKET (60 AND OVER).

FREE FOR THOSE 26 AND UNDER.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

 

 

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