Les Arts Décoratifs
08 MAR 2017 - 17 SEP 2017
Drawing on all of the museum’s collections and a range of disciplines, from the applied arts and graphic design to fashion, photography and fine art, the exhibition explores themes such as the Comité des Dames, created by the Union Centrale des Art Décoratifs in 1895, evoking the promotion and training of female artists at the very beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition continues with works by major figures such as Hélène Henry, Elsa Schiaparelli, Sonia Delaunay, Charlotte Perriand, Kristin McKirdy, Hella Jongerius, Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons), not forgetting those before them. The aim of this exhibition and the issues it raises is to show both the role of women in design and to highlight, via their testimonies, the particularities of their individual careers.