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Monday, October 21, 2013

QUEEN A OUT & ABOUT #24***LA MECANIKE DES DESSOUS EXHIBITION***

***LA MECANIKE DES DESSOUS EXHIBITION***






My Queens & I 

We had another out of school activity the other day. This time we visited Musée Des Arts Decoratifs, Rue de Rivolli for the exhibition called "La Mecanike Des Dessous".

The exhibition explores the history of womenswear and menswear from the 14th century to present day. I have learned so much more about the silhouettes, the connection between the clothes and the human bodies; and the making-of clothes back in the day and how fashion has evolved ever since. Plus a lot of fun facts, like how the men used to show off their manhood in order to prove their power when women considered sexy with a big worm in the 16th century, and children had to wear corset at such young age. I'm a big fan of corsets and crinolines so I pretty much enjoyed looking at the history of underwear, I found a lots of inspirations and ideas. 

The exhibition shows a lot of art works from designers like Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Dolce & Gabbana... and some pieces from Alexander McQueen "Savage of Beauty", I was thrilled to see these pieces in real life! You can also sit down and watch some short films, movie scenes, old commercials about lingerie... And even try some of the pieces on!

I (sneaky) took a lot of pictures, hope you enjoy them but it's one of the exhibition you definitely should check out in person!
Cheers,
Queen A


Alexander McQueen "Savage of Beauty"


Iris Van Herpen

Dolce & Gabbana

Thierry Mugler


Vivienne Westwood

Christian Lacroix
 Jean Paul Gaultier


Comme Des Garcons



The amazing suede wedding dress of Princess Elizabeth Charlotte, 16th century

























Even the chairs are in the shape of a dress cage

We had so much fun!!! :D



***I'm Queen A, cause I ain't no Queen B... Hand me the ♕!***




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