Musthaves: Napoléon‘s waistcoat, the dress of the Empress Josephine, workwear trousers, the very smart suit of Audrey Hepburn, Marie Antoinette’s corset, a nurse’s blouse from the First World War, the audacious Gala hat-shoes (Dali’s wife), the Dauphin’s items, the shiny pyjamas of Tilda Swinton, George Sand’s dress, Zouave’s uniform, the elegant coat of Elsa Schiaparelli, the slave’s cloth and the Duchess of Windsor’s dress.
It can be Audrey Hepburn, Marie Antoinette or Fred the labourer, everybody has his « 15 minutes of fame » (like Andy Warhol said) in the new exhibition “Anatomie d’une collection”.
Better than Instagram, the Galliera Museum proposes about a hundred of pieces of clothes and accessories (originally from the patrimonial collections) belonging to celebrities and anonymous, showing the History of costume through who wore what.
From the 14th untill 23th of October, we can discover iconic pieces from different eras, from the XVIII° up to the XX° century.
An eclecticism defending the idea of personified clothing, highlighting the body in order to reveal the personal, social or artistic dimension.
Tell me what you wear and I will tell you who you are!