Fashion Design event
To celebrate the reopening of its fashion galleries, entirely renovated thanks to the patronage of Stephen and Christine Schwarzman, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs will present a major exhibition dedicated to Harper’s Bazaar. Harper’s Bazaar. First in Fashion (Harper’s Bazaar. Premier magazine de mode), on view February 28 through July 14, 2020, chronicles the milestones of the magazine and its evolution. One hundred and fifty two years of fashion history will be summed up through the vision of the great artists and photographers who contributed to the Bazaar’s unique style, from Man Ray, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol to Richard Avedon, and Peter Lindbergh. Sixty couture and ready-to-wear pieces, most of them drawn from the museum’s collection, along with loans of iconic dresses, will be displayed next to images of them as they were originally featured in the magazine.
The exhibition will also include a special tribute to three major figures in Bazaar’s history: Carmel Snow, Alexey Brodovitch, and Diana Vreeland. Together, they created the modern aesthetics both in fashion and graphic design that are still as influential today. The architect and designer Adrien Gardère, who oversaw the renovation of the galleries, designed the exhibition.