Taking a closer look at an ivory silk damask evening dress by Worth in a set designed by Jean Cocteau
Created in Paris starting in 1944, the Théâtre de la Mode is a work of haute couture, theater and art, with stage sets and dolls designed and created by artists, and fashions by over 55 design houses. They came together for the survival of haute couture.
Some of the clothing designers who dressed these artful dolls in miniature versions of their best and most current fashions include Balmain, Balenciaga, Fath, Hermès, Lanvin, Paquin, Schiaparelli and Ricci.
Sound interesting? I have just completed a seven-post series about the Théâtre for my blog, including:
My visit to the Théâtre de la Mode, part I
Théâtre de la Mode, part II: The Dolls
Théâtre de la Mode, part III: The Sets
Théâtre de la Mode, part IV: The Fashion Designers
Théâtre de la Mode, part V: Down to the Tiniest Details
Théâtre de la Mode, part VI: Loss & Rebirth—Again
Théâtre de la Mode, part VII: Seeing the Exhibit at Maryhill