Sunday, May 23, 2010

My visit to the Théâtre de la Mode

Taking a closer look at an ivory silk damask evening dress by Worth in a set designed by Jean Cocteau



Created in Paris starting in 1944, the Théâtre de la Mode is a work of haute couture, theater and art, with stage sets and dolls designed and created by artists, and fashions by over 55 design houses. They came together for the survival of haute couture.


Some of the clothing designers who dressed these artful dolls in miniature versions of their best and most current fashions include Balmain, Balenciaga, Fath, Hermès, Lanvin, Paquin, Schiaparelli and Ricci.


Sound interesting? I have just completed a seven-post series about the Théâtre for my blog, including:



My visit to the Théâtre de la Mode, part I

Théâtre de la Mode, part II: The Dolls

Théâtre de la Mode, part III: The Sets

Théâtre de la Mode, part IV: The Fashion Designers

Théâtre de la Mode, part V: Down to the Tiniest Details

Théâtre de la Mode, part VI: Loss & Rebirth—Again

Théâtre de la Mode, part VII: Seeing the Exhibit at Maryhill

3 comments:

The Beso Team said...

Amazing post and very informative and interesting.
Dana @ The Beso Team

Lizzie said...

This is just an incredible series, Maggie. Thanks so much for sharing this display with us.

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