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Four Must-See Exhibits, Four Must-Have Looks!

Are you New Wave, Rock or Classical? Find your style at four distinctive exhibits that are sure to make a fashion statement!

29 April 2016   | 

What: Les années 80, l’insoutenable légèreté (The Unbearable Lightness of the 80s)

Where: Pompidou Center – Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

When: Now on, ends May 23.

What you’ll see: A collection of cult works and unexpected gems from the unmistakable world of 1980s photography. Although critics tend to dismiss the decade as shallow, the artists at the vanguard of this golden age of photography exhibit humor, irony and nostalgia in their work.
What to wear:
An iridescent pink leather hooded jacket in tribute to the colors and flashiness of the 1980s.
A red biker jacket, the ultimate blast from the past from the decade that made this cult jacket cool again – with a little help from show biz icons like Michael Jackson, who wore it in the 1984 Thriller video. His was red too and plastered with a big M.

What: Fashion Forward
 Where: Musée des Arts Décoratifs – 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

When: Now on, ends August 14, 2016.

What you’ll see: The Musée des Arts de la Mode is celebrating its 300th anniversary in style with a well-deserved dose of pomp and circumstance. To honor the occasion, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs has 300 articles on display that mark milestones in fashion history from the 17th century to the present. It explores topics like the evolution of body shapes and styles, changes in fashion through the ages, designers, and consumer expectations. Each “fashion moment” in this color-intense 3D timeline of textiles is displayed against a historically accurate backdrop of woodwork, wallpaper, drawings and other period decors.

What to wear:
Step out with devotion to fashion on your arm with the accessory that took Planet Style by storm when it became the world’s top-selling bag: Longchamp legend Le Pliage, with the chic detailing of the Héritage model.
Give a nod to days of yore and the looks that defined their generation with a classic 1960s Jackie Kennedy dress, or knot a scarf in your hair to exhibit your fondness for 1950s fashions.

 

What: L’atelier en plein air (Outdoor Studio)

Where: Musée Jacquemart-André – 158 Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris

When: Now on, ends July 25, 2016.
What you’ll see: Just in time for the first signs of spring and our longing for the Great Outdoors, this show whisks us around Normandy’s most stunning beaches and landscapes as portrayed by the brush strokes of the Great Impressionists. The museum is exhibiting 50 paintings that mark a watershed moment for art in the mid-19th century: when ready-to-use tubes of paint hit the market, artists could leave their studios to produce the first works painted outdoors. You’ll never look at Normandy the same way again.

What to wear:

Without the slightest hesitation, beeline to the Splash print: the streak of a paintbrush across bags, stoles, shirts and coats shows signs of an artist at work. The motion, freshness and positivity of the line pay a respectful tribute to the artists that so carefully portrayed the carefree in the beauty of a landscape, the rustle of the breeze, the ripple of water and the splendor of light.

 

What: The Velvet Underground – New York Extravaganza

Where: Philharmonie de Paris – Cité de la musique, 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris

When: Now on, ends August 21, 2016.

What you will see: Buckle up, this show plunges you into the dark, edgy mystique of the Velvet Underground. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the cult classic album The Velvet Underground & Nico, the Philharmonie de Paris has a special exhibit on the band that Andy Warhol promoted and produced. This journey into all things Velvet takes us through portraits of the band members, the story of how Lou Reed met John Cale, the Factory years, and other milestones of music history. It’s enough to make you wish you were in your twenties in the 1960s.
What to wear:
Follow in the footsteps of the band’s androgynous drummer Maureen Ann “Moe” Tucker, or of Nico, the blond model Warhol put in front of the mic, with a Perfecto-style jacket , or embrace black with a pair of slightly flared pants. Dare to add a dash of yellow with a Quadri hobo bag in homage to the banana album cover, forever an icon for music lovers.

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