Théâtre de la Mode

‘After the liberation of 1944, French couture was at a standstill. With limited access to materials, the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne conceived of a small exhibition, Théâtre de la Mode. The organizers commissioned two-feet tall dolls and invited the major fashion designers of the day to create exquisite miniature dresses. The show was an instant sensation.’

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3 comments to ‘Théâtre de la Mode’ c.1944

  • Jungle Ju

    These pictures are probably coming from the exhibition that was held in Paris in the end of 80′s/early 90′s in Paris.

    I remember I went with my mum ; I still have somewhere in my room the poster of the exhibition, that is the picture with the large black/green dress, had it on my walls for years !

  • J

    If you would like to see this exhibit you still can at the Maryhill Museum in Goldendale, Washington! The museum sits right on the Columbia River Gorge and is quite lovely. They acquired the mannequins from the original international tour and now the nine sets and various mannequins are displayed in an ongoing rotation. You can get very close to admire the detail! I go every so often just to make sure I see the whole collection.

  • Magdalena

    Wow! Once again I am in awe… beautiful & very retro!

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