September 4, 2017

France - Calais - Cite de Dentelle

I debated a lot if I should write a post about this museum or not. The reason of my indecision was that I did not like the museum, but since I've liked the temporary exhibition (despite not being a fashion fan) and I did take a lot of photos I've decided to do a post on it and let you decide for yourself if it's worth a visit or not.

Believe me, I have my fair share of museums visited and I am able to form an opinion, but even if this would have been the first museum I would have stepped into, the total darkness and the somewhat scary monitors which would start talking unexpectedly made the experience of visiting the permanent collection a very creepy one. I do understand that old pieces can only be shown on a specific lighting, but there has to be another way. It was a dark room, with dark display cases and I felt bad from beginning to end.

Don't get me wrong, the information was there, it was good and well condensed, but after a three or four display cases I've met an old lady and we scared each other out of the museum. Why paint the room black? Why?

I did take other pictures, but I feel you have to experience the creepy feeling for yourselves to understand. Instead, I will post pictures from the temporary exhibition about the designer Hubert de Givenchy. One thing though, I've posted only the outfits I've liked. If you like fashion and you are in the area the Givenvhy exhibition will be open until December, 31st.
I would wear that shirt 
Embroidery on velvet 
The awkward moment when two people meet wearing the same dress, in this case it was The Duchess of Windsor and the Baroness of Redes, both wearing the striped Givenchy dress. Picture behind the mannequin.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis 
I have a similar dress, of course made by an unknown Romanian designer :) 
The little black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's 
Me and another of Hepburn's dresses designed by Givenchy 
You can't see from the picture but the blue lines are made from long beads embroidered on the dress  
A Givenchy bride 
From the exhibition book, Hubert de Givenchy and his dog
That's it folks! 
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