Fashion Mix – Mode dici, Créateurs dailleurs
“Knowledge is like a garden: if not cultivated, it cannot be harvested” African Proverb
They felt pushed, rightly or wrongly, by the wind; the wind of the fate. This fate took them straight ahead towards France. They put down their suitcases containing their whole lives, and not knowing if they would be successes, or if it was even necessary to take time to think of success, they lived by the strength of their faith, their determination and their dreams. They came from afar and made the Parisian fashion stage the good name that it is today. Who are they? Men and women of character who settled down in France for a better future, people whose names are impossible to ignore, the names of haute couture. Those big names brought their skills to the French fashion industry and added to it a hint of their past, a little of their experiences which were reflected more or less in their creations. Who could thus ignore Yoji Yamamoto, Balenciaga, Issey Miyake, etc.?
The Museum of the History of Immigration (at the Palais de la Porte Dorée) in partnership with the Museum of Fashion of the City of Paris (at the Palais Galliera) has organized an exhibition since December 9th, 2014 which dedicates itself to those big fashion designers coming from elsewhere. It is called Fashion Mix Mode dici, Créateurs dailleurs (Fashion from here, Designers from elsewhere).
The exhibition teleports you in the past: from certain personal details such as their resident’s permits, to the debuts of those creators, the press reviews, the advertisements, and more. And because it is also about the fashion there are, of course, the wonderful works of those fashion geniuses.
** Anecdotally I followed the radio RFI and I learnt that the Museum of the History of Immigration held this exhibition. As a result, I throw myself on the Internet to find photos of the exhibition but I found there only one, that of the poster. Thus, I contacted the Palais de la Porte Dorée and really not hoping that I would obtain the pictures (because it is necessary to admit that I am only a blogger). But, because I really wanted to share this piece of news with the world I thus crossed my fingers and hoped. Jessica Thiaudière, in charge of Press of the Palais de la Porte Dorée (museum of the history of immigration) sent me the documentation and eighteen images! I hoped only for three. And my face was illuminated by the immense joy which filled my heart of the fact that Jessica took some of her time to answer my email positively **
And now delight your eyes and say the words which my mouth cannot manage to describe in the sight of the following pieces. They are breathtaking. It is Art in the service of the Sewing. I guess that that is why it is called Haute Couture.
The exhibition will come to an end on May 31st, 2015 so in case fashion, mixed with the history of their creators, interests you do not hesitate to go to the Museum of the History of Immigration to also discover the faces of those who create the infamous clothes which are well detailed, cut, and very beautiful. For me, I would like to touch them (the clothes).
What do you think of this post? Would you go to this exhibition if you were in France? Write a small comment to let me know. So long and let my Jesus bless you all.
Edited and published by Nora of Stylish Affairs
Disclaimer: Photos courtesy of the Musée de l’ Histoire de l’Immigration in collaboration with the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris.