The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its fashion collection from 7 April to 14 August 2016.
The "Fashion Forward: Three Centuries of Fashion (1715–2015)" exhibition comprises 300 items of women's, men's and children's fashion from the 18th century to the present day, by some of history's most notable designers.
The presented selection features the legendary "Phoebus" cape from Elsa Schiaparelli's "Astrology" Winter 1938-39 Haute Couture collection: a cult piece with gold metallic thread, plates and sequins embroidered into a sun by Lesage.
The exhibition aims to take the audience on a journey through a unique chronological frieze of fashion's landmark events. It gives a glimpse into the evolution of fashion and style, along with the body and appearance, illustrating the specific characteristics of each era.
Until 22 May 2016, the Jeu de Paume is hosting a retrospective exhibition on the work of François Kollar, consisting of a set of 130 vintage prints.
François Kollar, a talented 20th-century documentary photographer, collaborated from 1934 with the foremost fashion magazines, for which he shot fashion stories for over fifteen years. In particular, we owe him several portraits of Haute Couture figures, including this wonderful photograph of a pensive Elsa Schiaparelli in her office, in the shadow of the Vendôme column.
This exhibition highlights the work of an artist who skilfully revealed the facets of the 20th-century working world, from the most humble to the most prestigious.
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival
At the opening ceremony of the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival, actress and movie director Sophie Marceau was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2016.
The French icon, Braveheart star and James Bond girl was dressed in a black silk crepe gown.
in Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the 2016 amfAR Hong Kong Gala
At the 2016 amfAR Hong Kong Gala, actress Michelle Yeoh was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2016.
The Crouching Tiger star and James Bond girl was dressed in a gown patched with multi-coloured silk cigaline crocheted with a top in dove grey silk raffia.