20 December 2007

Lacroix's Histoires de Mode

Christian Lacroix has been packing ’em in at Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs with a show he’s curated demonstrating fashion’s merry-go-round of styles and themes. “An eternal renewal,” he calls it.

He spent every Friday for two years in the Musée’s archives, fulfilling a student dream to be a museum curator.

Whittling down 80,000 costumes to 400 pieces, including some of his own, he mixes the centuries up in sections like “cobwebs,” “flowers,” “graphics,” “patchwork” and “stripes.”

You can see a few examples here. Click on “Diaporama” on the left for a slide show.

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