Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 highlights one of the most groundbreaking time periods in fashion history. While many books and exhibitions about this era position London as the center of innovative, youth-oriented design, this limited perspective overlooks the significant role that Paris continued to play in the fashion industry. Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 examines the combined influence of French haute couture, ready-to-wear, and popular culture during this era, with particular emphasis on how fashion was perceived and promoted by the American fashion press.

While the introduction of 1950s haute couture is essential to the history of French fashion, the majority of the exhibition is devoted to the dynamic designs of the 1960s. A larger gallery space, designed to evoke a 1960s boutique, will include approximately 80 examples of clothing and accessories from 1961 to 1968. This gallery will highlight a number of fashions by André Courrèges, a protégé of Balenciaga who eschewed the formalities of the couture industry. His preference for clean, forward-thinking design was already evident in his first collection, presented in 1961.

The success of French ready-to-wear had a profound impact on the couture industry, and it proved to be an exciting new challenge for some designers. Cardin, Courrèges, and Saint Laurent continued to present couture collections, but they also created new labels for their highly stylish ready-to-wear designs.

Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 is accompanied by a book of the same title to be published by Yale University Press in spring 2017.
 
Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 is made possible by the Couture Council. Additional funding is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

LOCATION: The Museum at FIT
DATES: Feb 10 - Apr 15, 2017
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The Museum at FIT 227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968

When
Feb 10 - Apr 15, 2017
Where
The Museum at FIT
227 W 27th St,
New York, NY 10001
Christian Dior (Yves Saint-Laurent), Cocktail dress, fall 1959

Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 highlights one of the most groundbreaking time periods in fashion history. While many books and exhibitions about this era position London as the center of innovative, youth-oriented design, this limited perspective overlooks the significant role that Paris continued to play in the fashion industry. Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 examines the combined influence of French haute couture, ready-to-wear, and popular culture during this era, with particular emphasis on how fashion was perceived and promoted by the American fashion press.

While the introduction of 1950s haute couture is essential to the history of French fashion, the majority of the exhibition is devoted to the dynamic designs of the 1960s. A larger gallery space, designed to evoke a 1960s boutique, will include approximately 80 examples of clothing and accessories from 1961 to 1968. This gallery will highlight a number of fashions by André Courrèges, a protégé of Balenciaga who eschewed the formalities of the couture industry. His preference for clean, forward-thinking design was already evident in his first collection, presented in 1961.

The success of French ready-to-wear had a profound impact on the couture industry, and it proved to be an exciting new challenge for some designers. Cardin, Courrèges, and Saint Laurent continued to present couture collections, but they also created new labels for their highly stylish ready-to-wear designs.

Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 is accompanied by a book of the same title to be published by Yale University Press in spring 2017.
 
Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 is made possible by the Couture Council. Additional funding is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

LOCATION: The Museum at FIT
DATES: Feb 10 - Apr 15, 2017
Click here for more information

 

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