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Secrets de Silhouettes

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SECRETS IN SILHOUETS

THE UNDERSIDE OF FASHION IN PROVENCE FROM THE 18TH TO THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY


Curator: Eva Lorenzini et Clément Trouche

Presented  in  chronological  order,  from  the  18th  to  the  early  20th century,  the  exhibition  Secrets  in  silhouettes  immerses  viewers  in  the  intimate  details  of   the  lives  of   Provencal  women,  whether  residents  of  bastide  walled  towns, villagers,  artisans,  or  from  the  middle  class.
The  exhibition  places  several  rare pieces that show silhouettes that are dressed or undressed in perspective. Baskets,  cage  crinolines,  corsets,  lobster  tail  bustles,  faux-culs,  undershirts,  bathrobes, stockings, garters, quilted and trapunto petticoats for weddings or for everyday wear... Viewers will discover pieces that are at times very rustic, and at others extremely refined, and which make use of the finest materials, including  mousseline,  lace,  silk,  and  fine  embroidery.  In  addition  to  the great  care  expended  in  making  these  hidden  works,  often  of   an  immaculate  whiteness, a number of details emphasize the flirtatious intentions of these women of all ages. For the first time ever, the Musée  Provençal  du  Costume  et  du  Bijou  lifts  the  veil  on  the  secrets  of   these  silhouettes,  which  often  transmit  messages of  love and details only visible in an intimate setting.


SECRETS IN SILHOUETS
From 30th March to 23rd September 2018
 
The Provençal Costume and Jewelry Museum
2 rue Jean Ossola, Grasse
Tel: +33 (0)4 93 36 91 42
Open every day from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6.30 pm
Free entry

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