A ticket to France, s’il vous plaît?




















This would be the exhibition to end all exhibitions. I would be willing to forgo attending another art show, museum or clothing exhibit again if I could see this one. The Palace of Versailles and the Musée Galliera are hosting an exhibition in the apartments of the Grand Trianon dedicated to the influence of the 18th century on modern fashion- known to me as one of my favorite eras in fashion. Of course it would be at the perfect venue as well- they could put trash bags and glitter on the mannequins and I would still be giddy.

50 pieces from the most influential designers of the 20th century will be showcased, all pieces which portray the continuing inspiration designers drawn from this period.

Influencing all the European courts, French culture of the 18th century was embodied by Madame de Pompadour, Madame Du Barry and even more so Marie-Antoinette – paragons of frivolity that has always fascinated the cinema, literature and the fashion world. With its huge powdered hairstyles, whalebone stays and hoop petticoats, flounces, frills and furbelows, garden swings and whispered confidences, the 18th century brought artifice to its paroxysm…

(Chateau de Versailles website)

Im literally foaming at the mouth right now. Here are some of the pieces to be on display~

Galliano for Christian Dior

Jean Paul Gaultier

Vivienne Westwood

Balenciaga & YSL


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