The Paris Hôtel de Ville is celebrating haute couture with this special exhibition.
"Paris Haute Couture" gives visitors an opportunity to admire some exceptional examples of haute couture dresses and ensembles, chosen from among the most beautiful pieces in the Galliera museum collections. Haute couture was born in Paris in the mid-19th century, and the city is still the capital of this special art.
By showcasing masterpieces from the Galliera museum, the Hôtel de Ville is paying tribute to this exclusive world, one of the jewels in the crown of French culture, and to a Parisian industry characterized by creativity and high-tech expertise.
Designers include: Worth, Doucet, Poiret, Lanvin, Vionnet, Patou, Chanel, Molyneux, Rochas, Maggy Rouff, Jacques Heim, Nina Ricci, Schiaparelli, Jacques Fath, Balenciaga, Grès, Balmain, Carven, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, Courrèges, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lacroix, Alaïa, and many more.
Join us for a special guided tour of this exhibition which tells the story of the luxury industry with its flamboyant designers and uniquely talented seamstresses.
Instructor: Bolanile Maté, who has worked in the fashion industry for over 12 years with hands-on experience in a variety of areas including design and marketing, and more recently as a communications consultant and fashion journalist. Her career has led her to work in New York, Paris, Milan and London.
Bolanile received an MBA from Milan's European School of Economics. She currently writes about the latest fashion trends and is a contributor to Astonish Magazine as well as various online publications.