Exhibition : Balenciaga – Master of Couture (June 15th – October 14, 2018)


Elise Daniels with street performers, suit by Balenciaga, Le Marais, Paris, 1948. Photograph by Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation

Hello everyone!

From the McCord Museum website :

Revered by his contemporaries and future fashion designers alike, Cristóbal Balenciaga represents the pinnacle of haute couture in the 1950s and 1960s. His exquisite craftsmanship, pioneering use of fabrics and innovative cutting set the tone for the modernity of late 20th century fashion.

Discover the creations, the exceptional skill and the legacy of Balenciaga through a major fashion exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum and a North American exclusive premiere.

I don’t know what else to say other than if you’re coming to Montréal this summer, take some time to visit this exhibit.  I think pretty well any exhibit organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum is worth a detour even if you’re not a fan of his work.  And, while you are here, take some time to buy yourself a perfume that will remind you of your trip to Montréal.  We now have 2 boutiques specializing in niche perfumes and I recommend both of them for their curated collections but also because of their  friendly, knowledgeable staff.  Learn about Etiket here and the new kid on the block, Henriette L.

If you can’t come to Montréal this summer, then plan a trip in winter to see “Thierry Mugler: Creatures of Haute Couture”, the first exhibition dedicated to creator Thierry Mugler.  From the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts website :

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is pleased to announce the presentation, in February 2019, of the first exhibition on French creator Thierry Mugler. Conceived, produced and put on tour by the MMFA, this exhibition will reveal the multiple universes of this undeniably artistic figure – visionary couturier, director, photographer and perfumer – in a retrospective of his work, especially his ready-to-wear and haute couture creations.

This impressive exhibition, premiering in Montreal, will bring together more than 130 outfits, most of them never shown before, created between 1973 and 2001, as well as many unseen archive documents and photos by great artists and photographers.

I’ve been in a little under the weather recently but suddenly the future looks promising!

Be back soon.

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  1. Always learning something new when reading your blog. Would make me want to visit Mtl!

  2. Andrea

     /  May 31, 2018

    I can’t wait to see this exhibition!

  3. Nathalie Boivin

     /  May 31, 2018

    Je savais qu’une exposition Mugler était annoncée mais je n’étais pas au courant pour Balenciaga. J’irai c’est certain. J’espère qu’il y aura un volet parfum dans les deux cas.


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