"Luxury in Fashion Reconsidered" Exhibition

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

poster for "Luxury in Fashion Reconsidered" Exhibition

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The word “luxury” denotes a richness that derives from excess—an item gorgeous to behold, our special feelings when wearing such an item, our psychological satisfaction at its high refinement. Today, we know lives of material plenty as a result of industrial development. We also face the hard challenges of the global problems our materialistic way of life has created. In these circumstances, our views of luxury, as a manifestation of the richness we desire, are changing dramatically. This exhibition examines our changing times and values from the perspective of luxury, through fashion—a field that sensitively reflects human desire and the trends of society. Featured are some 100 fashion creations dating from the 17th century to current times, carefully selected from multiple perspectives and representing everything from visual luxury to a more personal, intellectual luxury, closer to the spirit of play.

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Schedule

From 2009-10-31 To 2010-01-17
Open on November 23rd & January 11th (closed next day), closed from December 28th through January 1st

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Michiko Tachibana tablog review

Haute Couture: A Disposable Language of Status

A new exhibition examines how luxury, status and fashion co-exist.

unbirthday364: (2009-11-18)

There are dresses decorated with jewels and golden threads.
There are mini dresses which I would like to wear when going to dance.
There are dresses made with records or combs or bottle caps etc...

http://unbirthday364.blogspot.com/2009/11/luxury-in-fashion-reconsidered.html

cbliddell: (2009-12-05)

co_samet: (2010-01-12)

ビール瓶のキャップや割れた陶器やウィッグで作られたマルジェラのドレスがどれも素敵で、偉大なクリエイターの手にかかると廃品もアートになるのか…と感動した。

シャネルの「ラグジュアリーの反意語は貧乏ではなく下品」というコトバも深い。

「新しい時代のラグジュアリー」を提案する興味深いイベントだった。

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