The “Déboutonner la mode” exhibition

Première Vision Paris is a patron of the exhibition “Déboutonner la mode” at the Musée des Arts décoratifs – Paris.

For the first time, the “Déboutonner la mode” exhibition is unveiling a collection of over 3,000 buttons unique in the world, and also featuring a selection of more than 100 female and male garments and accessories by emblematic couturiers such as Paul Poiret, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and Patrick Kelly.
Acquired in 2012, this collection was classified as a work of major heritage interest by the consultative commission on national treasures. Although small in size, the priceless materials and skills involved in making these pieces dating from the 18 th to the 20 th Century can make them fully-fledged objets d’art. Produced by artisans ranging from embroiderers, soft furnishers, glassmakers and ceramicists to jewellers and silversmiths, they crystallise the history and evolution of these skills. The button has also fascinated famous painters, sculptors and creators of jewellery, inspiring them to produce unique miniature creations for the great couture houses.

The exhibition is open to the public from 10 February to 19 July 2015

Discover on Première Vision Accessories a space dedicated to this exhibition with a presentation of some exceptionnal buttons loaned by some exhibitors of Première Vision Accessories and Maison d’Exceptions.

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