The Arts Décoratifs has given ‘carte blanche’ to one of the most innovative and creative fashion designers of our time: Hussein Chalayan. Following his own unique approach to design for seventeen years, he stands on the frontier of fashion, architecture and design. His work is characterized by an intellectual rigor and a quest for technical perfection that often defies fashion stereotypes. Chalayan stood out from the start of his career through his highly inventive exploration of various mediums, including sculpture, furniture, video and special effects which he uses in his fashion shows, drawing inspiration directly from the political, social and economic realities of his era.
The exhibition showcases this rich, complex world, in which clothing, installations, fashion shows, projections and research are shown side by side to illustrate the artist’s distinctive process.
The exhibition is presented on two floors; it is not chronological, but rather offers an insight into the creator’s world.
The first floor presents those collections that underline his thought processes, those that examine political, cultural, religious, geographical and technical boundaries.
The second floor highlights the concepts of movement and displacement, migration and speed, and an interpretation of time and space. Installations and collections combine in a lovely harmony of sound and light, designed by Block Architecture.
Welcome to Hussein Chalayan’s world!
Until the 17th of November.
Muséé des Arts Décoratifs