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6 fashion exhibitions not to miss in 2016

CC: Karl Lagerfeld, Dior, Missoni, Chanel & more

6 fashion exhibitions not to miss in 2016 CC: Karl Lagerfeld, Dior, Missoni, Chanel & more

Thank God it's Friday! The weekend is about to start and we have many possibilities in front of us.

Being lazy in bed all day? Doing binge watching with our favourite TV series? A pic nic at the park? A shopping marathon? And why not visiting an exhibition, perhaps about fashion?

Take pen and paper, or their digital versions, and note down the ones not to be missed in 2016. And maybe take the opportunity to plan a great trip...


#1 Karl Lagerfeld - Visions of Fashion

Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery and Gallerie degli Uffizi dedicate an exhibition, curated by Eric Pfrunder and Gerhard Steidl, to the German designer's versatile talent.

Karl Lagerfeld - Visions of Fashion is an exhibition and anthology that celebrates his photographic production: shots and fashion shoots appeared in the most important international magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and photos inspired by classical mythology, such as the series Le voyage d'Ulysse and Daphnis and Chloe.

From the staircase of the Moro through the Halls of the Palatine Gallery, to the White Room and the two Halls of Apartments Tapestry, run about 200 images taken with various techniques, from daguerreotype to digital printing.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on June 14 and will be open until October 23 at Palazzo Pitti, Florence.


#3 Femmes en Dior - Sublime élégance d’un portrait

Granville, Normandy. The Christian Dior Museum, childhood home of the designer, is hosting an exhibition-tribute to women, famous and not, who have worn the creations of the French fashion house. Femmes en Dior, through clothing, photographs, paintings, drawings, letters and memories, evokes the elegance of vintage icons like Mitzah Bricard, Jacqueline de Ribes or Marilyn Monroe, Princess Grace of Monaco and Lady Diana and contemporary stars like Natalie Portman, Marion Cotillard and Rihanna.

The exhibition will be open until September 25.


#4 Missoni, Art, Colour

The Woolmark Company and the MA*GA Museum collaborate and open in London an exhibition dedicated to the work of the Missoni family. The project offers a selection of looks created by Rosita since 1953 and by Angela since 1997, but also unpublished textile studies and tapestries from Ottavio, as well as 40 paintings by European artists that have always influenced Missoni’s style.

Missoni, Art, Colour is an opportunity to explore the elective affinities of the European art of the 20th century with the fashion creations and fabrics of the Italian brand.

Open until September 4.


#5 Manus x Machina - Fashion In An Age Of Technology

You have for sure heard of the Met Gala, aka the most glamorous event of the year, and seen some pictures of the red carpet, Madonna semi-naked booty, the wonderful bright gown designed by Zac Posen for Claire Danes or Beyoncé in a pink latex dress by Givenchy.

Well, that special evening was the inauguration of the exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology.

It is a journey through 150 outfits from different eras to explore the dichotomy between hand-made haute couture and machine-made garments. It’s a path, arranged following signs of Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert’s Encyclopaedia, between craftsmanship and mass production through which to observe parallels between different techniques.

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York until August 14.


#5 Fashion Forward - 3 Siècles de mode

Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris celebrates its 30th anniversary hosting Fashion Forward, 3 siècles de mode (1715-2016). Much more than just an exhibition, it is a journey through the history of fashion, from the eighteenth century until today. Among clothes, sketches, fashion magazines, photographs and textiles, more than 300 works on display, while the whole museum boasts a collection of over 150,000 pieces. An impressive archive that includes iconic designer names such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Madeleine Vionnet, Gabrielle Chanel and Cristobal Balenciaga.

Open until August 14.


#6 Chanel - Chanel Cultures: The Woman Who Reads

Venice will host the seventh episode of a collection of exhibitions, designed and developed by Jean-Louis Froment, which celebrate the House of Chanel. This time the focus is on the relationship between Madame Gabrielle with books and reading. For the first time photographs, paintings and drawings from her Paris apartment will be exposed, as well as from her personal library, along with jewelry and perfumes. The approximately 350 pieces represent a fresh eye on the style and aesthetics of the designer, who has been able to mix classicism and baroque, her love for Russia with the one for Venice.

At Ca 'Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art in Venice from September 17 until January 8, 2017.