Olivier Saillard: This is due in part to the work of renovation of the Museum which will reopen in 2013. That being said and to take the example of "Madam sandstone" presenting his documents, his photographs, his drawings at the Bourdelle Museum brings a new dimension to his work, gives the meaning of a work, in the aesthetic sense of the term. Everything happens as if, in this place, in sculptures - and Madam sandstone would have wanted to be a sculptor-, it eliminated greenhouse on the mode. And also avoids implementing under Bell - or Windows - this work. With respect to the idea of an exhibition on the influence of the 18th century on the mode, it is a desire shared with Jean-Jacques Aillagon, President of the field. Versailles was therefore required.
O.S.: May. But it will allow to discover this wonderful place, where nature is very present. It is compose an exhibition tour with Pascale Gorguet Ballesteros and Laurent Cotta, conservative at the Galliera Museum here. And then, with Mr. Nihey, which among other illuminates the Yohji Yamamoto show, we will play with a dash of japonisme in scenography.
O.S.: It is justified by its caption and status or less artistic position that it was the first to claim. It was however not seamstress but market fashion! That is, it was trim, with Ruffles, ribbons. She decorated. This is the exact opposite of today. That said, there is currently more two dresses which are assigned sets Rose Bertin.
O.S.: A few pieces of heritage, voluntarily restrained to avoid clichés, in parallel with many contemporary creations. Houses have played the game, with great appetite. This does not reduce to an exercise in style and the influence is not necessarily where it seeks. It thus exists in Yohji Yamamoto when he proposes a male collection playing clothing from use. She is perhaps most visible in Vivienne Westwood, who is fed of this century to go from punk to the Convention. She came alone to Trianon, soak sites to determine the models that she was.
O.S.: The last stated remnants are dresses ball of the 50 years of Christian Dior and Balmain. And previously, some models of Jeanne Lanvin. In more contemporary way, the larger, such as Christian Lacroix, succeeded in control enough writing of the 18th for the exceed and do not offer clothing costume. The great are not afraid of history. They are not before a blank page. They are of the 18th a torn page.
O.S.: Perhaps some freedom today in men's fashion: do not forget that this is the man in the 18th century that allows all, ribbons, embroidery, color. One might also ask if the return of the corset or other restrictive garments structures for women do not come're - torturing' their body as in the 18th century. But in the end, what remains of this stylistically rich period rimant with art of living, it might be an idea of pomp. The true legacy of 18th may well be the haute couture.
"18Th of couturiers, twenty designers at Trianon", from July 7 to October 5, Grand Trianon.