Stunning Fashion at the Museum of Costume and Textile of Quebec

Fiber artists seek out fiber art related exhibitions wherever they can and I was no exception while in Montreal the third week of July. Maybe I missed some events, but all I could find out about was the Tapis Rouge: Fashion at the Museum exhibition going on at the Museum of Costume and Textile of Quebec, 363, rue de la Commune Est, Montreal. The Museum of Costume and Textile of Quebec is an ethnological museum which shows, by its collection and exhibitions, cultural diversity of Quebec society. The MCTQ is the only museum in Quebec devoted entirely to fashion, costumes, textiles and fibres (I use Canadian spelling purposefully here!)

As Christian Lacroix says, "Black is where everything begins; the fulcrum, the sketch, the container- and the contents. Without its darkness, contrast and support, the other colours could not exist."

Going on from April 19, 2013 to October 6, 2013 visitors wander among famous names such as Schiaparelli, Jean Patou, Thierry Mugler, Arnold Scaasi and Christian Dior. This tribute to fashion will also be staring creations from designers Christian Chenail, Michel Desjardins, Valérie Dumaine, Ying Gao, Joseph Helmer, Jocelyn Picard, Marie St-Pierre and Tavan and Mitto.

There were key pieces that really twigged for me, and some I knew some of you would love to know about, so I have included as many pieces as I could in this posting! I hope you enjoy this overview if you can’t make it there in person!

http://www.museesmontreal.org/main.php?l=e&d=1&i=50&t=musees

 

Serge et Real

Serge et Real

Unknown, 1970

Unknown, 1970

Unknown, About 1938

Unknown, About 1938

Christian Dior, 1967

Christian Dior, 1967

Detail

Detail

Thierry Mugler, 1989

Thierry Mugler, 1989

Unknown, 1956

Unknown, 1956

Irene Chiasson, 1971

Irene Chiasson, 1971

Jocelyn Picard, 2013

Jocelyn Picard, 2013

"Muse" by Christian Chenail, 2010

"Muse" by Christian Chenail, 2010

Michel Desjardins, 2013

Michel Desjardins, 2013

Marie Saint Pierre, 2013

Marie Saint Pierre, 2013

Detail

Detail

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The atmosphere of this stunning exhibition wasn't too shabby, either.