Paris: Two Centuries of European Fashion

European Fashion: An Exhibition at the Arts Décoratifs in Paris

This exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, first presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), followed by the Historisches Museum in Berlin, unveils an exceptional collection of unique pieces of European fashion that are exhibited in France for the first time. This project allows a wider public to discover this prestigious heritage emblematic of the way of life in the 18th and 19th centuries. It focuses on the world of European fashion design and reveals the changing tastes through the study of silhouettes, shapes, fabrics and accessories.

The exhibition transports visitors back in time by introducing them to the splendour of fashion in the European courts demonstrating the influence of this heritage on contemporary fashion designers. Visitors will find these artefacts are as captivating today as they were centuries ago.