Paris Haute Couture ーThe Only Gown in the World

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo

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Haute Couture emerged in Paris in the late 19th century, a French term literally meaning “high sewing” or “high dressmaking”, or more usually “high fashion”. It became known for its high end fashion by a limited number of brands who are members of the Chambre syndicale de la haute couture, the association of couturiers, producing garments made to order for clients under the leadership of a designer. This exhibition takes a historical look at haute couture from its beginnings to the present day, and is a reconfiguration for the Mitsubishi Ichigokan of the Paris Haute Couture exhibition at the Palais Galliera Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris in 2013, under the artistic direction of Olivier Saillard, the director of the Galliera Museum.
This exhibition features 130 pieces comprising gowns, accessories, designs and photographs that show a silhouette of the times, artistry that has been handed down through the generations, with the finest embroidery, feather craft and corsage-making in the world by such great couturiers as Chanel, Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix and Alaïa.

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from March 04, 2016 to May 22, 2016
Closed on Mondays. Open on May 2 and May 16.

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