#ModeMTL Le récit d’amour à traverse des robes de mariée au @MuseeMcCord

Du 20 novembre 2014 au 19 avril 2015, le Musée McCord présente l’exposition L’amour sous toutes ses coutures, consacrée à une trentaine de robes de mariées et des accessoires du dix-neuvième et du vingtième siècle racontent les péripéties d’une relation amoureuse au fil de 63 expressions populaires françaises et anglaises, qui attirent l’attention sur un vêtement ou un détail du vêtement.

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1904; Goold & Shranz Imports, Montréal; Velours de soie, mousseline de soie, dentelle de coton, simili perles

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1907; Satin de soie et dentelle Battenberg

Il s’agit de la première exposition consacrée à ce type de vêtements (et à des accessoires), choisis parmi la très riche collection de textiles du Musée McCord, dont font partie 150 robes de mariage, l’une des plus importantes au Canada.

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1934; Attribuée à Molyneux, Paris; Satin de soie, dentelle de satin

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1957; Mélange de soie et de coton

Tous les vêtements de l’exposition ont été les témoins d’une véritable histoire au-delà de celle contée ici. Les plus anciens d’entre eux – un bonnet et un col – datent de 1816, les plus récents étant une robe de mariée créée par Helmer Joseph en 2008 et, de la même année, une tenue de ville signée Marie Saint Pierre, choisie comme robe de mariage par une jeune femme séduite par son design. Une grande dame de la mode montréalaise du milieu du 20e siècle, Gaby Bernier, est représentée par une de ses créations, de même que les designers Serge & Réal, avec une robe créée à l’occasion d’un somptueux mariage montréalais en 1984, et Michel Desjardins, dont on peut voir une élégante robe en satin de soie duchesse, réalisée en 2006.

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Voile; 1957; Harrods Londres; Tulle de nylon, fleurs en plastique, simili perles

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Escarpins de marriage; 1927

Quand :
Du jeudi 20 novembre 2014 au dimanche 19 avril 2015

Où :
Musée McCord
690, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

#ThrowbackFashion Wedding dress of silk satin by Charles James, England, 1934

Wedding dress, 1934
Charles James, born 1906 – died 1978

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Miss Baba Beaton wore this dress when she married Mr Alec Hambro on 6 November 1934. It is an early example of the work of the designer Charles James. It anticipates later developments in his style, particularly his approach to complex cut. The beauty of the design lies in its deceptive simplicity and the designer’s complete understanding of the potential of the fabric.

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Darts and seams shape the smooth ivory satin, which clings and drapes around the body in order to enhance the graceful figure. James said, ‘all my seams have meaning – they emphasise something about the body’.

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Circumference: 66 cm waist, Circumference: 84 cm bust, Circumference: 68 cm diaphragm, Length: 150 cm overall, Length: 40 cm to waist, Width: 40 cm centre back, Width: 42 cm shoulder to shoulder, Length: 62 cm sleeve, over, Length: 52 cm sleeve, under, Circumference: 80 cm hips, Circumference: 18 cm wrist

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Silk satin, trimmed with wax orange-blossom, cut on the bias

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Although he was born in Britain, James worked as a milliner and custom dressmaker in New York between 1924 and 1929. In 1929 he opened premises in London. During the early 1930s he travelled extensively between London and Paris, establishing a Paris branch in 1934. Like Elsa Schiaparelli he was a friend of the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and made use of Surrealist influences in his designs.

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Here are some creative projects that inspire me in Victoria and Albert Museum Archive. You can see other projects on my Pinterest or on my #ThrowbackFashion.

#ThrowbackFashion Carmen (Homage to Munkacsi), coat by @CardinPierre, Place Francois-Premier, Paris by Richard @Avedon via @HarpersBazaarUS, September 1957

‘Carmen (Homage to Munkacsi), coat by Cardin‘, Place Francois-Premier, Paris, 1957
Published in American Harper’s Bazaar, September 1957
Richard Avedon, born 1923 – died 2004

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Materials and Techniques: Gelatin-silver print

Richard Avedon has transformed fashion photography and portraiture alike, creating an instantly identifiable aesthetic which has influenced countless others. His ‘signature’ large format studio portraits of politicians, writers and artists render the sitters “symbolic of themselves”, as he put it. His use of stark white backgrounds and life-size printing places viewers in a new relationship to the photographic image – a physical and almost confrontational one. His ability to create visual tension and surprise through unexpected contrasts is unparalleled.

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Martin Munkacsi. The Pudle Jumper 1934

Here are some creative projects that inspire me in Victoria and Albert Museum Archive. You can see other projects on my Pinterest or on my #ThrowbackFashion.

#ThrowbackFashion Evening dress 1934 by Travis Banton (American, 1894–1958)

Here are some creative projects that inspire me in The Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Costume Institute’s Collection. You can see other projects on my Pinterest or on my #ThrowbackFashion.

ThrowbackFashion-Evening dress 1934 by Travis Banton (American 1894–1958)

Evening dress
Travis Banton (American, 1894–1958)
Date: 1934
Culture: American
Medium: silk
Dimensions: Length at CB: 88 in. (223.5 cm)

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