Tenue correcte exigée: Quand le vêtement fait scandale
Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris
– 23 April 2017
Be it women in trousers, men in skirts, contouches or baggy pants: fashions change. They change according to century, season and place but factors such as origins and religion also play a decisive role. After all, as we know, rules exist to be broken, and in this spirit, the Parisian exhibition “Tenue correcte exigée: Quand le vêtement fait scandale” [Dress codes: when clothing creates scandal] is dedicated to scandal in fashion.
Swimwear competition, Molitor swimming pool, Paris, 1946, Micheline Bernardini in a Louis Réard bikini, AFP photo
Marlon Brando in „A streetcar named desire“, 1951, Bridgeman images
Rock Owens, men´s ready-to-wear 2015, photo: Guy Marineau
Thierry Kugler, Haute Couture, Autumn/Winder, 1997–1998, DR
Walter Von Beirendonck, ready-to-wear, Autumn/Winter, 1996–1997, photo: Guy Marineau
Adonis Bosso, New York City, 2016, photo: Jason Rowe
Jacob van Door, Christian, Prince of Brunswick, 1609, Royal Collection Trust, United Kingdom
Jean-Paul Gaultier, 2012, photo: Guy Marineau
Damir Doma, 2013, photo: Guy Marineau
Gabrielle Chanel and Serge Lifar, 1937
The Musée des Arts décoratifs exhibits more than 400 articles of clothing and accessories as well as portraits, caricatures and objects, from the 14th century until today, that have created a stir. The exhibition focuses on three particular areas: “Dresscodes”, “Girl or Boy?” and “Provocative Excess”. The exhibition design is by the French artist Constance Guisset and curated by Denis Bruna, who edited “Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette”.
Detailed information on opening times and admission prices is available online.