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N°13: FASHION, ART AND POLICY: A DANGEROUS LIAISON OR A MARRIAGE OF MADNESS?

Thursday 15 September 2016 at 19.30

This event has already taken place.

 

Are art and politics the pillars of fashion? Fashion, art and politics have always been closely connected. Yann Kerlau, the former Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Gucci group, addressed this question during a conference which took place on Thursday 15 September 2016 at the Brussels City Hall.

 

What was topics were discussed during the conference “FASHION, ART AND POLITICS: A DANGEROUS LIAISON OR A MARRIAGE OF MADNESS?”

 

Fashion, art and politics have always been closely connected.

 

With hindsight, Rose Bertin, Marie-Antoinette’s “Minister for Fashion”, is considered to be the unwitting factor behind the unpopularity of the last queen of France.

 

Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, each in their own way, liberated modern women from the social corset that bound them: they became free to exist, act, move and express themselves through their clothes.

 

Closer to the present day, Japanese fashion designers, students from Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts or from Saint Martin’s School, are behind the inspiration which aims to make fashion the manifesto for all freedoms.

 

Yann Kerlau was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Gucci Group from 2000 to 2008. Nowadays, he devotes himself to writing fashion books such as ‘Les dynasties du luxe’ or ‘Les secrets de la mode’.

 

The conference Fashion, art and politics: a dangerous liaison or a marriage of madness?  was held in Brussels on Thursday 15 September 2016.

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