“Embroidery is the art of adding to the surface of a fabric already manufactured and woven, the representation of such and such an object as one wishes, flat or in relief, in gold, silver or shades. “
Charles Germain de Saint-Aubin, embroiderer of the King, in 1770.
There is no chronological or technical link between the exhibits.
Whether it is an 18th century men’s waistcoat, a beaded dress from the 1925s or even an academician costume, the clothes and accessories presented remind us that humble designers have always known how to invent with the sole aim of embellishing what clothes us.
This exhibition is an invitation to see, contemplate, admire, and even … look.