"The ribbon is fashion"
at the Museum of Art and Industry, Saint-Etienne.
Used since the XVIe century, the ribbon can be found in every fashion style, from Marie Antoinette to the Empress Eugenie through contemporary art. From the late eighteenth century, the ribbonery activity gradually shapes the city of Saint-Etienne, its neighborhoods and employs up to 30,000 people in the mid nineteenth. For this exhibition, the ribbons treasure of the museum steps out of its reserves and provides in abundance. The ingenuity of textile technicians and great workers, strong personality and foresight manufacturers open to innovation has generated a surprising diversity of this indispensable accessory.
Jusqu’au2janvier 2017. www.mai.saint-etienne.fr