‘Histoire idéale de la mode contemporaine’ vol.I: 70s-80s, Paris

A dazzling collection of some of the finest fashion shown over the last forty years is frankly not to be missed.  

Les Arts Décoratifs museum has orchestrated an elaborate exhibition intended to celebrate and retrace the history of contemporary Parisian fashion. By assembling superstars like Yohji Yamamoto and Christian Lacroix, as well as such unsung heroes as Jean Muir and Marc Audibet, curator Olivier Saillard has resurrected the recent yet often misunderstood period in fashion.

The project commenced late last year with the release of the publication ‘An Ideal History of Contemporary Fashion’, and is now gaining momentum with the first of  two consecutive exhibitions. The first of this rather grand and expansive retrospective of fashion focuses on the 1970s and 1980s,  while the second will look at the 1990s and 2000s.

The retrospective is spectacular in both scale and content; a must-see for those looking to broaden their sartorial scope, or those simply in need of a heady fashion fix. 

Catch it before it closes on October 10th 2010.

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Marc Audibet


Thierry Mugler




Azzedine Alaia


Thierry Mugler


Claude Montana


Marc Audibet