Two fashion exhibits closely related in my opinion - The Berber women of Maroc I've been passing in the Metro now that I'm back on three feet and Drees.
With all your encouragement you have me sketching like a Banshi. Wonderful small show at the YSL-Pierre Berge Fondation.
Weaving, potter, jewelry, clothing of Berber women of Northern Morocco from the museum on YSL's Jardin Marjorelle in Marakech chosen from a collection of over 400 pieces. It's eas to see how these influenced St.Laurant's designs in a deep, pervasive way.
The exhibits at the Fondation are usually small but elegant and inspiring. Plus they have a terrific, affordable little gift shop upstairs - I always find something to delight.
A multi-media presentation of traditional clothes and adornment. beautiful objects—carpets, cloaks, woven belts, necklaces of amber and coral, silver brooches.
Berber women wore intensely decorative clothing
With a geometrical twist reminded me of Calissons d'Aix candies.
And layered effects just like the Haribo bonbon stand at Odeon.
Over at the musee arts Decoratif the Drees Van Notan exhibit (extended through Nov 2) has it's Moroccan and bonbon tendencies.
Lots of pattern on pattern, embroidery and sparkle thrown on top.
Rock influences and a whole slew of contemporary painters plus other fashion designers are on display at Decoratif.
Dior's 1947 New Look will be forever, shown here again next to a Yves Klein blue nude.
Were picked up and carried on when YSL took over the Dior Maison.
The forever bow/noed at the waist
More baubles and beads
Cherry red dresses remind me of...the July Paris Sketch letter and eating cherries nonstop for a month to get in the mood.
Yesterday robsmelbatoast asked,
You can read all about it on Etsy. Meanwhile I'm playing with my new yellow La Poste truck. Someone is "going postal'!