08.11.18 > 31.03.19

Back Side Fashion From Behind

Back Side Fashion From Behind
This original exhibition questions the perception that we have of our back and of the backs of others. The majestic train of a court gown,
the weight of a backpack, the sensuality of a plunging neckline, the constraints of a fastening system...

By bringing together pieces from both museums and fashion houses with roaring names such as Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Schiaparelli, Alaïa, Martin Margiela and Olivier Theyskens. The exhibition presents an exceptional collection of clothing and accessories from the 18th century up to the present day.

An exhibition organized with the Palais Galliera, Fashion museum of the City of Paris, Paris Musées

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Thursday 22.11.2018

Leçon de Mode n°18

Leçon de Mode n°18

Dos à la mode

Man has contradictory relations with his back. The back is hidden from his sight and touch. Vulnerable because delivered to others, it reminds him of its own limits. However, fashion continues to adorn, load or denude... (in French)

By Alexandre Samson,  curator of the exhibition Back side, fashion from behind. He is a fashion historian and responsible for contemporary creation at the Palais Galliera, the Fashion Museum of the City of Paris.

Jean-Paul Gaultier, Trench-coat dress and skirt, Haute-Couture, autumn-winter 2011-12 ©PalaisGalliera

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Thursday 29.11.2018

Brussels Museums Nocturnes

Brussels Museums Nocturnes

What about letting the Brussels Museums Nocturnes turn your autumn evenings into something memorable? Every Thursday evening from 5pm to 10pm you can head off and visit at least five museums in order to explore a Brussels of unsuspected districts, treasures and charms.

Guided tour of the exhibition Back Side fashion from behind: 19.00

Admission : € 4 | € 2 | 0

08.11.18 > 20.01.19

Textile Box

Textile Box

Moment of origine by Elise Peroi

Splendid the Milky Way
Through the rips
From the wall
Kobayashi Issa

In search of a past moment, this installation is a detour to capture time.


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Lace Room

Lace Room

The  Museum invites you to explore the sensual history of this prestigious textile. A luxury object, still used today in lingerie and haute couture, lace also reveals itself to be an art in its own right.

Recognised for its quality, the refinement of its patterns and the fineness of its threads, over the centuries, Brussels Lace has acquired an international reputation. This highly skilled industry beguiled the grandest European courts: from Maria Theresa of Austria to Louis XIV and Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium.







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