Last weekend I went to Paris for a few days and managed to squeeze in a visit to an exhibition at Les Docks (the interim outpost of Palais Galliera, le Musée de la Mode et du Costume). This small exhibition is currently showcasing the cult label Comme des Garçons’ spring/summer 2012 collection and Cristóbal Balenciaga’s colossal collection of period costumes. It was well worth battling my vin rouge hangover to see this little gem.
The Comme Des Garcons exhibition entitled "White Drama" was my favourite. The collection was inspired by the color white’s significance to the major stages in a woman’s life; Birth, communion, marriage, death, and transcendence. Apparently this involves lots of 3D flowers!
Comme des Garcons
I was really interested to see how the flowers were made. seemed like a mix of cotton and some kind of towelling material! Strange but effective..
Stunning balenciaga dress
There was also a tiny display of dresses by the designer Yiqing Yin which had incredible pleated detailing