French Fashion - Foreign Designers
09|12|2014 > 31|05|2015
The Palais Galliera joins to the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Museum of the immigration history to present "Fashion Mix - French fashion, Foreign designers".
The FASHION MIX exhibition is a tribute to French expertise which Russian, Armenian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Belgian designers – to name but a few in the field of fashion – help spread worldwide. From Charles Frederick Worth to Azzedine Alaïa, Fortuny to Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto, and from Elsa Schiaparelli to Martin Margiela, not forgetting Cristobal Balenciaga, Robert Piguet, Paco Rabane and Raf Simons – all of these foreign designers and creative directors have brought about a revolution in French fashion and enriched its history.
Drawing on personal journeys and the history of fashion, FASHION MIX - designed by Olivier Saillard, the Palais Galliera's director - tells the story of a different kind of immigration, that of men and women, artisans and designers, who have contributed to the reputation of Paris as the international capital of fashion.
The exhibition will feature iconic items preserved for the most part at the Palais Galliera, such as dresses, coats, hats and accessories. Individual migration stories and expertise will be traced using public and private archive documents including: fashion house registration documents, naturalisation applications, files from the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless People (OFPRA), INA audiovisual excerpts and/or unpublished interviews
Palais de la Porte Dorée – Museum of the Immigration History
293 avenue Daumesnil