18th century, 20th century, exhibitions

18th Century Back in Fashion – Exhibition at Versailles

Currently showing at the Chateau de Versailles (until Oct. 9) is the exhibition:  The 18th Century Back in Fashion (Le XVIIIe au Goût du Jour).  The exhibition features 18th century costume, as well as 20th-21st century couture inspired by the period.

It’s worth checking out the exhibition leaflet (pdf), plus there are videos and some decently-sized photographs (see the “slide shows” on the bottom left of the main page) of the exhibition.

There is a catalogue (yay!).  I’ve poked around and it looks like the cheapest option is to buy direct from the RMN.

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  • Reply Elisabeth August 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Actually, very few 18th century clothes are displayed in the exhibition. So don’t be too disapointed. But if you are interested in general history of fashion, it could be very interesting. However, the catalogue’s articles look interesting… I would try to have a look on this. :-)

  • Reply Justine August 20, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I went to Versailles last week to see it. It was a very beautiful exhibition, but it’s true that there are so few 18th century clothes… But it’s interesting to see how the 18th century clothing inspire nowadays fashion designers! I dreamed to wear one of these dresses at the Louis XVI’s Court! I recommend to everybody to see it. ;)

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