Coco Chanel‘s hands at work and Schiaperelli‘s surrealist gloves both feature in this summer’s fashion must-see exhibition Haute Couture at the Paris Hotel de Ville.
Fashionistas need no excuse for a trip to Paris– but if you’re looking for one the current Haute Couture exhibition at the Hotel de Ville (on till early July) is definitely worth a visit. Curated by the Musée Galliera‘s Olivier Saillard and Anne Zazzo, ‘Paris Haute Couture’ opens with a selection of black and white photographs of some of the best known hands in fashion- literally – and continues with sketches and toiles and then opens into a hall containing key pieces from the history of couture cleverly displayed in glass cases which allow for 360 degree viewing.
A beautiful catalogue has been produced to accompany the exhibition
Curator Olivier Saillard introduces the exhibition here:
Haute Couture runs from 2nd March to 6th July. Open Monday-Saturday 10-19:00. Free admission.
Hôtel de Ville, Salle Saint-Jean 5 rue de Lobau, 4e, Paris