This summer, cool down inside a museum and visit these fashion exhibitions to get inspired by significant styles.
IRMA selected her favourite shows:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Have a look at the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, see what the master of couture and his protégées and contemporary fashion designers have been creating in Balenciaga’s innovative tradition.
WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT: It’s all about proportion. Copycat that formula and you will always be exceptionally dressed.
On now until Sunday, 18 February 2018
FEMININITIES – GUY BOURDIN
Maison Chloé, 28 Rue de la Baume, Paris
Visit Maison Chloé’s inaugural exhibition, celebrating the work of legendary French photographer Guy Bourdin. The exhibition focuses on the style inherent to Bourdin’s expansive volume of work for Chloé. Guy Bourdin was the photographer who more often than any other captured Chloé between 1956 and 1986 for Vogue Paris, which was famously his preferred site for experimentation in his work.
WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT: A great inspiration for your personal Instagram feed.
Only until 6 September 2017
Make reservations at www.chloe.com.
CHRISTIAN DIOR, COUTURIER DU RÊVE
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
This year, t he Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. Discover the lavish and beautiful collections through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him like Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
On now until 7 January 2018
WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT: Lots of styling ideas that are simple and most elegant.
DIANA: HER FASHION STORY
Kensington Palace, London
This exhibit celebrates the life of Princess Diana, her pioneering style evolution, revealing how she managed to always stay one step ahead of the fashion curve. Showcasing some of Diana’’ most definitive looks from the eighties and nineties, including that velvet gown she wore when she danced with John Travolta at the White House.
WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT: Lots of inspiration if you are back in the 80s styling.
The Fashion and Textile Museum, London
Anna Sui takes us through the textiles and historical moments that have influenced her distinctive rock’-n’-roll romanticism. With over 100 pieces on display, you will be given an exclusive insight into Sui’s kaleidoscopic vision, taking you from mods and punks to surfers and school girls.
Until 1 October 2017
WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT: Illustration style is cool and it’s all in the mix.