Exhibitions

Proper attire required… or not!

Too short or too baggy, too shameless or too respectful, too feminine for a man, too masculine for a woman, since the dawn of time, clothes have provoked and transgressed the established order. Ever since Adam and Eve were banished from paradise and forced to cover their nudity, polite society has been scandalized by what we wear (or don’t). Designer Constance Guisset’s gorgeous display gives a tantalizing glimpse of sartorial scandals from the Middle Ages to the advent of ripped jeans through paintings, exhibits, photos and eyebrow-raising runway shows. Decades of headline-hugging visionary couturiers have bequeathed us everything from the Japanese “unfinished” esthetic, which shook the fashion world, to John Galliano’s homeless-inspired excesses, Jean Paul Gaultier’s man dress, Mary Quant’s mini-skirt, the Courrèges spirit and Paco Rabanne. But the important question is: what are you going to wear to the museum?

Until April 23

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Musée des Arts Décoratifs

107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris Phone : +33 (0)1 44 55 57 50 www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/
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