Black-Tie Only Event : Scandalous garments

Black-Tie Only Event : Scandalous garments

With a selection of characteristic garments and fashion accessories, portraits, caricatures, advertisements and a host of other objects, the exhibition explores this history of vestimentary liberties and offences, highlighting dress codes and moral values from the 14th century to today, from the royal courts to the street and magazines. The Robe volante, male dress, female tuxedo, mini skirt or jeans, these garments all challenged the dress codes of their era, and were violently criticized and even banned when they first appeared. Because they were too short or too long, too tightfitting or too ample, too shameless or too covering, too feminine for a man, too masculine for a woman, these garments transgressed the established order.

From December 1st, 2016 to the 23rd of April 2017 @ Musée des Arts Décoratifs