In London, the celebrated French shoe maker Christian Louboutin is at the London Design Museum until July 9, and the Victoria and Albert Museum offers an exhibition on British Glamour Since 1950, with more than 60 stunning red-carpet and catwalk evening dresses for private parties, royal balls, state occasions and opening nights. This will be followed in October by luxurious jewelry and dresses from Hollywood films.
At the same time, London museums are competing to host Savage Beauty, an exhibit of the tragic British designer Alexander McQueen, which was a blockbuster last year at New York’s Metropolitan.
The art-fashion exhibits in Paris at the moment can fill many hours for any fashionista or glamour-seeking visitor. Try Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs at Les Arts Decoratifs (through Sept.16).
The Galliera Museum offers two shows at another location — the new Les Docks-Cite de la Mode et du Design (through October 7): The World of Cristóbal Balenciaga, the Spanish creator of elaborate cocktail dresses and evening coats; and Comme des Garçons – White Drama with their last “installation” for the summer-fall collection.
Coming soon to other museums:
- The Musee d’Orsay will offer Impressionism and Fashion – Portraits of Society, from September 25 to January 20, 2013.
- Design Museum Holon in Israel presents Yohji Yamamoto, the Japanese tailor described as “probably the only designer you could name who has 60-year-olds who think he’s incredible and 17-year-olds who think he’s way cool.” From July 4 to October 20.
- The Brighton Museum in England Presents Biba and Beyond from September 22 to April 14, 2013.
- Finally, the MoMu Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, will show Madame Gres, Sculptural Fashion with the work of the Parisian couturier, from September 12 to February 10, 2013.
Enjoy your vacations!