Category: Exhibitions

Did You Miss this in the Louis Vuitton Exhibition, Volez Voguez Voyager?

Did You Miss this in the Louis Vuitton Exhibition, Volez Voguez Voyager?

10.27.2017 – 01.07.2018

Curated by Oliver Saillard

 

Volez Voguez Voyager is an exhibit you may have heard of by now. It opened October 27, 2017 and will remain open until January 7, 2017. What you may have missed if you have gone (and will be sure not to if still planning on going) are some of the clothing items that helped to serve as the backdrop to some amazing early luggage pieces and the relationship between changing transportation methods and changing garments. This post will highlight some of the relationship occurring between clothing and travel for women between 1880-1930. It’s important to note that these clothing pieces are pre-inclusion of clothing under the Louis Vuitton label. This didn’t happen until many years later, in 1997, when Marc Jacobs was tasked with initiating both a men’s and women’s label for the brand as its first creative director.

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“The Trunk of 1906”

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Philadelphia Museum of Art’s, Perelman Building Exhibit, “Wear Words: Text in Fashion”

This exhibit, Wear Words: Text in Fashion, is currently on display in the Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It is concise and packs a punch with its thoughtful exhibit items. It explores the ways in which fashion can communicate through the use of text or letters on the body. Some items of particular note for Femme Fashion Forward’s area of study were the following handkerchiefs and lingerie:

 

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Mid-19th to Early 20th Century Handkerchiefs

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