A dazzling collection ofÂ some of theÂ finest fashion shownÂ over the last forty years is franklyÂ not to be missed.Â Â
Les Arts DÃ©coratifsÂ museumÂ has orchestrated an elaborate exhibitionÂ intended to celebrate and retraceÂ 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 projectÂ commenced lateÂ last year with theÂ release ofÂ the publicationÂ â€˜An Ideal History of Contemporary Fashionâ€™, and is now gainingÂ momentum with the first of Â two consecutive exhibitions. The first of thisÂ rather grand and expansive retrospective of fashionÂ focuses on the 1970s and 1980s,Â while the second will look atÂ the 1990s and 2000s.
TheÂ 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.Â
Catch it before it closes on October 10thÂ 2010.