Garde-Robes: A Study in Haute Couture Patronage

@inproceedings{Busque2015GardeRobesAS,
  title={Garde-Robes: A Study in Haute Couture Patronage},
  author={Marie-H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Busque},
  year={2015}
}
The exhibition Rara Avis: Selections from the Iris Apfel Collection at the Metropolitan Museum’ s Costume Institute in New York in 2005 signalled a shift in curatorial practices with personal collections of haute couture being the subject of museological investigation. While it is tempting to dismiss these types of exhibitions as celebrating material excess, they are culturally, historically and socially significant. There have been numerous exhibitions on fashion designers, but hardly any on… CONTINUE READING

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