6 fashion exhibitions to put in your winter agenda
Dresses, make-up and cool photographs: they are not only for our daily life, but things to remember and to put in our cultural agenda. Below, 6 nice and interesting fashion & beauty exhibition and photographies from the greatest artists of all times, just perfect to put them into your winter agenda. Take a look!
(Photo up: Helmut Newton, Monica Bellucci, Blumarine, Nice 1993, copyright Helmut Newton Foundation)
- Brooklyn Museum – Thierry Mugler: Couturissime (on view from November 18, 2022, to May 7, 2023). Tickets to be reserved on my.brooklynmuseum.org.
- Le Grand Numéro De CHANEL – Grand Palais Éphémère (from December 15 to January 9, 2023). Registration from November 17th, 2022 on grand-numero.chanel.com.
- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art – Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour (on view from September 10, 2022 to January 30, 2023 in the museum’s Temporary Exhibition Gallery – https://crystalbridges.org/)
- Victoria & Albert Museum – Africa Fashion (on display from 2 July 2022 – 16 April 2023). Book tickets to see Africa Fashion from 2 July 2022 – 16 April 2023.
- Groninger Museum – Gianni Versace Retrospective (from 3 December 2022 through 7 May 2023). Book tickets on https://www.groningermuseum.nl/en.
- Helmut Newton Foundation – Helmut Newton.Brands. (on display from 3rd December 2022 – 14th May 2023 – www.helmutnewton.com)
- Le Grand Numéro De CHANEL – Grand Palais Éphémère (from December 15 to January 9, 2023)
An exceptional exhibition will be open at Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris. Senses are heightened, imagination set in motion… Le Grand Numéro De CHANEL is an unprecedented experience, for experts and non-experts alike, an immersive journey that invites you to follow your lucky star, seize your chance, or become part of the legend. From classic to iconic, from bare minimalism to the upmost sophistication, from the everyday accessory to the piece of art that has inspired the greatest artists – some of whose works will be reunited for the first time – it is the singularity of CHANEL perfumes that is expressed through a visit rich in experiences, discoveries and emotions. To face them is to meet destiny head on, a vital force and a single ambition: to transform one’s life and make the ordinary extraordinary. (Registration from November 17th, 2022 on grand-numero.chanel.com, free admission)
(Photo credit: CHANEL)
2. Brooklyn Museum – Thierry Mugler: Couturissime (on view from November 18, 2022, to May 7, 2023)
From haute couture designs to stage costumes, photographs, films, and unpublished archives, “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime”is the first retrospective to explore the fascinating, edgy universe of French designer and creator of iconic perfumes Thierry Mugler. In the 1970s, Mugler defined trends by creating his acclaimed “glamazon”. Throughout Mugler’s career, his bold silhouettes and use of avant-garde fabrication techniques and materials – glass, Plexiglas, PVC, faux fur, vinyl, latex, and chrome – made their mark on fashion history.
The exhibition is organized thematically, highlighting Mugler’s interests in fantasy, glamour, science fiction, eroticism, and the natural world. Italso explores the significance of fashion photography, with works by Lillian Bassman, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, David LaChapelle, Karl Lagerfeld, Sarah Moon, Pierre et Gilles, Herb Ritts, and Ellen von Unwerth. Tickets to be reserved on my.brooklynmuseum.org.
(Photo credit: Alan Strutt (British, born 1967). Yasmin Le Bon, Palladium, London, 1997. Evening Standard Magazine, October 1997. La Chimère collection, “La Chimère” gown. Haute couture fall/winter 1997–1998. © Alan Strutt)
3. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art – Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour (on view from September 10, 2022 to January 30, 2023 in the museum’s Temporary Exhibition Gallery)
Featuring more than 100 designers and iconic American labels, the exhibition explores and celebrates the nation’s diverse fashion heritage and spirit of invention while spotlighting the untold stories of underrepresented designers, important contemporary movements shaping the industry, and American fashion’s resonance in global trends and visual culture.
The exhibition will feature pieces on loan from Vogue magazine’s global editor at large, Hamish Bowles, plus other private collections and household names such as Ralph Lauren, Nike, Vera Wang, and Levi-Strauss alongside statement-making styles by designers Virgil Abloh, Carolina Herrera, Patricia Michaels, Virgil Ortiz, Anna Sui, and Isabel Toledo. Tickets to be reserved on – https://crystalbridges.org/.
(Photo credit: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art)
4. Victoria & Albert Museum – Africa Fashion (on display from 2 July 2022 – 16 April 2023)
The irresistible creativity, ingenuity and unstoppable global impact of contemporary African fashions are celebrated in an extensive display of garments, textiles, personal testimonies, photographs, sketches, film and catwalk footage in this exhibition. Many of the garments on show hail from the archives of iconic mid-twentieth century African designers – Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi.
Alongside these are personal insights from influential contemporary African fashion creatives, including Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, as well as highlights from fashion trends of the day, which are on display for the first time. (Book tickets to see Africa Fashion from 2 July 2022 – 16 April 2023.)
(Photo credit: Victoria & Albert Museum)
5. Groninger Museum – Gianni Versace Retrospective (from 3 December 2022 through 7 May 2023)
This colourful, daring, emotional exhibition takes visitors inside the eccentric Italian fashion designer’s world of extravagant clothing and lavish catwalk shows in which clothing, pop music and design come spectacularly together.
Gianni Versace Retrospective showcases outfits, accessories, fabrics, drawings, interior designs, and footage of legendary shows harking back to the Italian designer’s glory days between 1989 and 1997, all testifying to his extraordinary creativity. Gianni Versace linked fashion with music, photography and graphic design and led the way in the transformation of fashion shows and advertising campaigns into works of art. Book tickets on https://www.groningermuseum.nl/en.
(Photo credit: Groninger Museum)
6. Helmut Newton Foundation – Helmut Newton.Brands. (on display from 3rd December 2022 – 14th May 2023)
The exhibition includes over 200 photographs, many unknown, from Newton’s collaborations with internationally fashion brands, such as Swarovski, Saint Laurent, Wolford, Blumarine, but also for Lavazza, Absolut vodka or the Italian vintner Ca’ del Bosco. The photographer Helmut Newton did not differentiate between magazine editorials and brand assignments, which were often arranged through advertising agencies. Self-ironically, he called himself as A Gun for Hire – a term that also served as the title of the 2005 posthumous exhibition of his commercial photography, shown first at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and then at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.
These series are featured for the first time as part of a retrospective of Helmut Newton’s advertising photography. (www.helmutnewton.com)
(Photo credit: Helmut Newton Foundation)