Paris Refashioned: 1957-1968

Pierre Cardin Cosmos Dress - 1967

When I heard about this exhibition I was gutted that it was being shown in New York as it meant that I wouldn't get to see it. Paris Refashioned was an exhibition shown recently at the Museum at FIT looking at Parisian fashions of the 1960s and how the ready-to-wear revolution influenced haute couture.

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Raincoat - 1966

The exhibition highlighted one of the most groundbreaking time periods in fashion history. While many books and exhibitions about this era position London as the center of innovative, youth-oriented design, this limited perspective overlooks the significant role that Paris continued to play in the fashion industry. The exhibition examined the combined influence of French haute couture, ready-to-wear and popular culture during this era, with particular emphasis on how fashion was perceived and promoted by the American fashion press. 

Emmanuelle Khanh Dress - 1966

Yves Saint Laurent Pea Coat - 1966

I would have loved to have been able to get over there to see it but shall have to console myself by reading their great blog about it and buying the book. You can also read more about the exhibition on the FIT website


P.S. How awesome is that Yves Saint Laurent navy pea coat?! I want one!

Source: Paris Refashioned: 1957-1968 by Colleen Hill
Images via FIT

1 comment

  1. The cutwork on that Pierre Cardin dress - I love it!


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