What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? I think about THAT black dress, THOSE pearls and THE iconic sunglasses. That elegant black dress was created by Hubert de Givenchy. From the 22nd of October 2014 to the 18th of January 2015, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid is holding the first major Givenchy retrospective. The exhibition will cover the launch of Maison Givenchy in 1952 up until the couturier’s retirement in 1995.
Imagine enjoying the pure magic of a V&A exhibition in Barcelona. And not just any exhibition… Opening to the eager masses this past October 5th and continuing until January 15th, Diaghilev Ballets Russes – When Art Dances with Music spans the 20-year history of Serge Diaghilev’s eponymous dance company.
I can barely believe it! The news has been confirmed! In 2012 (yes, it’s still a long way to go) the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition – From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, currently in Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts, will be in Madrid’s Fundación Mapfre. I double-checked with MMFA’s press office and they very kindly reconfirmed the news. Upon talking with Fundación Mapfre, they were quite tight-lipped, but they did say there will be a Yves Saint Laurent exhibition opening soon. I wonder which exhibition it will be, as there have been several different ones over the years.
How is this possible? Two really great shows in Spain?! Now we only need to get Alexander McQueen’s exposition to make the triumvirate complete. I’m positively giddy with excitement.
As the fashion world slithers sneaky tentacles into ever-broadening areas, (sometimes with good results, other times not so good), literature seemed to be safe and off the radar due to a passé demeanour, much too low-key for the flash and dazzle of seasonal trends. So could it even be possible to join the two disciplines? This is not books written about fashion, this is fashion inspired by books.
Food and art. Could there be a better pair? Starting this past 15th of March and continuing until the 26th of June, La Pedrera’s exhibition hall offers a wide-ranging vision of the intimate relationship between art and food over the centuries. The Art of Eating (L’Art del Menjar) – From Still Life to Ferran Adrià.
Often times, little packages contain interesting proposals and such is the case with the Museu del Disseny’s previous ground floor exhibition space. It seems that the lack of meters is a benefit, as the shows in this area are concise, didactic and entertaining. A promise is a promise and after a few years’ wait, the Maria Brillas’ Wardrobe by Pedro Rodríguez finally has its’ moment in the spotlight.
Future Beauty, at the Barbican in London, is the first exhibition in Europe to comprehensively explore avant-garde Japanese fashion, from the early 1980s to the present. Japanese designers have had a huge impact on world fashion. Visionaries such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto redefined the basis of fashion. A true challenge to the Western concepts of beauty to transform their garments into art.