Balenciaga & Commes Des Garcon at Les Docks Paris

I love how globalization has shrunk the world for the mere purpose of having art exhibitions that become so accessible. No doubt nothing beats being right there in the museum, experiencing the stillness of time and lapping up beautiful pieces of art works, and in this case, garments.

How often then are two masters exhibited at the same museum?  Be sure to catch both exhibitions if you are in Paris right now.


Cristóbal Balenciaga, collectionneur de modes

In remembrance of the 40th anniversary of Balenciaga’s death, the exhibition showcases a collection of more than seventy costumes from the 18th to 20th century.  Expect to see accessories, pictures, sketches and books on art and costume on top of ‘light satin dress, velvet boleros, capes and cloaks, dresses Turnings, cashmere stoles, lace mantillas, samples of embroidery and trimmings.’

COMME des GARÇONS White Drama

Collection with a wash of white which magnifies the major stages of life: birth, marriage, death and transcendence.  Almost ceremonial like, the garments seem to be taken from different ceremonies that we encounter through the course of life.

The two exhibitions are on show now till 7th October 2012 at The Docks – City of Fashion and Design, located at 34 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris.


X Alex

(All images from PARIS)

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3 Responses to Balenciaga & Commes Des Garcon at Les Docks Paris

  1. Kathy says:

    The first one looks really like somewhere from the 1700s. Original nontheless.

  2. BandD says:

    Reblogged this on beepbeepstreet.

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