A new New Year means new programs at the museum in the world’s biggest fashion capital. From his pivotal event in 1997 at the Palais Galliera in Paris to his Karl Lagerfeld tribute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, here are his five fashion must-sees in 2023. Introducing.
The world’s most notable fashion exhibitions in 2023
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo “Christian Dior Dream Designer”
Following Paris, London and New York, this retrospective dedicated to Christian Dior has landed in Tokyo, with a particular focus on the close relationship between Dior and Japan. This exhibition explores some of his most iconic creations, including the influence of the great couturiers, his passion for gardens and his suits that are synonymous with the new look.
Here, the show’s setting is specifically designed to pay homage to Japanese culture. You can also appreciate haute couture pieces and accessories designed by his creative director, successor to Christian Dior, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, John Galliano and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
“Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” runs until May 28, 2023. Learn more about.
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0022
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“1997, Fashion Big Bang” held at Paris Galliera Palais
The famous Y2K year has been an endless source of fashion inspiration since the beginning of 2022, but 1997 is nonetheless considered a pivotal year for fashion. As Vogue Paris dubbed his Spring/Summer 1997 haute couture season a “big bang,” Palais Galliera will retrace that with his March 7 opening exhibition. Comme des Garçons’ Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body follows the rise of a new generation of artistic directors, including Hedi Slimane, Stella McCartney and Nicolas Ghesquière, who have become industry heavyweights today. The show will also feature many important events such as the opening of the legendary Colette His Concept His store in the French capital. All of this comes with over 50 costumes plus videos and archival documentation of him.
‘1997, Fashion Big Bang’ will run from March 7th to July 16th, 2023 and you can find out more here.
Palais Galliera, Paris Fashion Museum, 10, Avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie, Paris 16e
Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Unusually, the Metropolitan Museum of Art chose to dedicate its major spring exhibition to just one fashion designer: Karl Lagerfeld. This extraordinary retrospective takes the form of a tribute to the designer’s creative genius and his personality through more than 150 of his works accompanied by sketches by the great German couturier. From the methodology and creative process of his work, to his drawings, to his relationships with his closest collaborators, visitors can explore his work across Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, Chanel and his own labels. Every aspect of a designer’s work can be explored throughout his career. Like every year, Costume Institute exhibitions are kicked off by the most coveted red carpet event, the Met Gala. All guests will wear pieces conceived or related to the theme by Karl Lagerfeld.
‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty’ runs from May 5th to July 16th, 2023, and more information can be found here.
The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
“Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion manifesto at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Following Palais Galliera in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum presents a retrospective of Gabrielle Chanel. This is the first British exhibition dedicated entirely to French fashion his designer’s work, and on this occasion the V&A will showcase rare pieces from its own collection. In total, over 180 costumes will be on display at the museum, along with jewelry, accessories, cosmetics and perfumes. All of this is designed to highlight the evolution of Gabrielle Chanel’s iconic style and her path through her career leading up to her final collection in 1971.
“Gabrielle Chanel. The Fashion Manifesto runs from September 16, 2023 to February 25, 2024, read more here.
V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
mode and sport [Fashion and Sport]at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris
With the 2024 Paris Olympics approaching, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the French capital, has chosen to explore the close and more frequent links between the worlds of fashion and sport. Clothing, accessories, photographs, paintings, posters and videos are installed in the museum’s nave to show the connection between these two seemingly separate worlds, from ancient times to the present day. Sportswear designed and/or used for sports or everyday life will be the focus of the show. In addition to recent collections that include sneakers and logo clothing, the now ubiquitous sports and fashion collaborations.
“Mode et Sport” will run from September 20, 2023 to April 7, 2024. Learn more about.
Museum of Decorative Arts, 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
(Main image: Dior, featured image: Dior/Daici Ano/Instagram)
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