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100 % XXTH CENTURY: CONTEMPORARY FASHIONABLE COLLECTION IN THE MUSEUM OF THE SUIT
For: Julia Sáez-Angulo
© Museum of the Suit
© Museum of the Suit
© Museum of the Suit
© Museum of the Suit
© Museum of the Suit
The Museum of the Suit presents hundred pieces of his collection to cover the development of the fashion of the XXth century. The figure of Worth - deceased in 1895 - whom Doucet, Paquin, Poiret followed and others, they were the pioneers of a creativity in the fashion, at the time that a new marketing sense was born. There are haughty pieces as the garments of Patou, Elsa Schiaparelli or Emilio Pucci. The exhibition will extend until January, 2010.
The XXth century, in his beginning, was the one that made detach the fashion with his couturiers designers who were dictating like tyrants his norms of form and color. Until almost ends of the century ad did not open libitum, the biggest option freedom. The big names of Paul Poiret, Balenciaga, Dior, Chanel, Patou, Paquin, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Desses, Thierry Mügler, Capucci … are those who with his garments and suits are articulating per decades the exhibition with the proper funds of the Museum of the Suit. 

The sample reveals that France is the country that takes most of the creators' payroll, exactly Paris like center, although at the end of the century Italy detaches and his captive fashion.

The Museum of the Suit that has his origin in the Museum of the Spanish People in 1934 up to his most recent formulation in 2004, lodges an important number of pieces of clothing of the XXth century, which are revealed in this exciting exhibition of the evolution of the garment in what it is already a fashion and not simple clothing.

The donors to the Museum have been numerous and generous, between other personages of the nobility and the aristocracy – duchess of Dawn, marchioness of Santa Cruz of Ynguanzo; duchess of White Carter; Kuka Gotor; baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza; countess of Cotoner, mayte Spínola …) as well as the designers Givenchy, Elio Berhanyer, Philipe Vennet or Chanel.

Pulse of the decades
The sample continues decade to decade the returns of nut of the fashion, as well as his milestones: The 20s place the geometric forms; the 30 place the big signatures; after the second world war with Heim and Fath they approach the first pret-a-porter; in the 50 the sumptuousness settles.
The 60s gave the big one I overturn to the fashion. The French actress Brigitte Bardot declared: "This is for the major people”, referring to Chanel, at the time that she was dressing the cubes of Vichy in shirts and garments. “The elegance does not matter already: the clothes have to be entertaining”, he declared Yves Saint Laurent, at the time that Cristóbal Balenciaga was expressing the lamentation: "the fashion has become vulgar”. The high fashion had drooped and the pret-a-porter was setting on himself at full speed.
Later there happen the names surfs of Price, Gaultier, Mugler, Miyake, Gucci, Yamamoto; Galiano, I Ironed, Montana, Azzaro
The exhibition is attractive to see the evolution of the fashion in the big designers. Some names are missing the Spanish who have not appeared in quantity, although of course any day will exhibit the same evolution across proper names of the skin of bull. In any case and in view of the wonderful exposed suits it is necessary to conclude with the assertion of which “the Fashion is an Art”.

Commission of the exhibition: Helena Lopez de Haro and Concha Herranz.
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