" Tenue correcte exigée ! " ,
The garment makes scandal at the Museum of Decorative Arts
From the Bible and its first clothing bans in western culture to blogs advising this or that outfit, each one illustrates the permanence of dressing rules over the centuries from Adam and Eve’s nudity to the clothes related to the life events of, from power to parties… Not to mention mixes between masculine and feminine wardrobes which sometimes aroused violent reactions over the centuries. Between conformisms and various excesses, fashion has always played rules, conventions and trends to create its own history. So finally, the only big question that remains is simple: how should one dress? The exhibition attempts to answer this by shedding new light on the issues raised by clothing choices and revealing values and taboos. Exciting.
Exhibition until April 23rd, 2017 at the Museum of Decorative Arts, 107 rue de Rivoli