May 26, 2018 | By Marie Bourgat
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After Christian Lacroix’s collection was handed over to administrative powers in 2009, he began venturing back to his curatorial roots. Most recently, he has taken on the role of artistic director to the exhibition “L’Orient des Femmes” at the Musée du Quai Branly. Showing a collection of 150 garments selected by the skillful hands of Lacroix himself, this exhibition explores notions of femininity ranging from the 13th century to today.
The creation of this exhibit required more than just a trained eye. As artistic director, Lacroix gives you an inside look at his creative process, including the hours of research that are put towards highlighting cultural references in clothing, the true art behind fashion.
The exhibit is interactive and invites visitors to touch the beaded garments and feel the silks, featuring Lacroix’s creative and in-depth scenography. The designer had always dreamed of being a museum curator, which was the basis of his education, and this exhibition offers the public a chance to see his dream become reality.
L’Orient des Femmes vu par Christian Lacroix
37 Quai Branly 75007 / +33 01 56 61 70 00
Through May 5, 2011
Photos: Courtesy of Musée du Quai Branly
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