France's region of Normandy highlights the relationship between Haute Couture and religion through the « Creative Spirit: the revisited dressing of the bishops » exhibition. Curated by The Preservation of Antiquities and Works of Art of the Department of Calvados and in collaboration with Lisieux Normandy Museum Center, the double exhibition takes place at the Hotel du Doyen in Bayeux and at the Museum of Art & History in Lisieux.
Visitors have the opportunity to discover exceptional creations from the greatest names in fashion, all inspired by the Divine. From liturgical outfits to Haute Couture dresses and stage costumes, the Christian religion has been an endless source of creativity for designers who associated their own history and vision to it for a long time.
Among these exceptional pieces, several contemporary Schiaparelli Haute Couture looks created by design director Bertrand Guyon are being featured together with two silhouettes from the Schiaparelli archives including a black silk crepe dress from the Fall 1940 collection embroidered with the Annunciation lilymade with mother-of-pearls and gold plate and a garnet velvet jacket from the Winter 1937/38 collection embellished with golden thread, gold plate and colourful crystals embroideries and shocking pink sun-shaped buttons.
From June 16, 2018 through September 16, 2018 in Bayeux.
From June 16, 2018 through October 14, 2018 in Lisieux.
A highly technical textile, object of constant design research for lacemakers, lace has never been so diverse. With its endlesss colors, textures, experimentations and embroideries, it is sheer or opaque, with floral or abstract motifs, light or 3D… up to the point of becoming stunningly unrecognizable.
Through more than sixty pieces from the latest Haute Couture shows, the « Haute Dentelle » (Designer Lace) exhibition is a tribute to this unique material, as familiar as it is unknown to many.
Among this selection of exceptional looks, several Schiaparelli Haute Couture silhouettes created by design director Bertrand Guyon are to be (re)discovered, such as this dress and short tunic in golden and black Chantilly lace embroidered with a lobster, one the House’s symbols.
Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais, from June 9, 2018 through January 6, 2019
French actress Virginie Efira was wearing Schiaparelli Haute Couture at the screening of her latest movie “Sink or Swim / Le Grand Bain” that is part of the official selection of the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
She appeared in a long dress in black silk crepe-georgette embroidered with silver tubes.