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  • Exhibition: Back Side, Fashion from behind

Exhibition: Back Side, Fashion from behind

From 5 July to 17 November 2019 – Undated ticket
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Exhibition: Back Side, Fashion from behind
Exhibition: Back Side, Fashion from behind
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Open on public holidays and 1 November 2019. Last entry into the permanent collections at 5.30 pm and into the temporary exhibitions at 5.15 pm. The museum is closed every Monday and on 25 December 2019.

The Musée Bourdelle is showing an exhibition focussing on clothing seen from behind.

The back and fashion

Although invisible at first sight, the back has always been of interest to the world of haute couture.
Majestic trains, plunging back lines, zip fastenings … the decorative features are so numerous that there is no doubt that the back has captivated the imagination of the greatest artists. The result: sublime creations that are presented on this occasion at the Musée Bourdelle. 
From Mireille Darc's famous backless dress to the royal train of the 18th century, the exhibition offers an immersion into the world of fashion on an interesting theme. It looks at the perception we have of our back – a part of our body that we do not see but that we know is observed by others.
This is also an opportunity to address the themes of seduction, sensuality and even eroticism, and show outfits by top designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint-Laurent. Elegance, finesse, as well as exuberance are all present here!

Fashion and sculpture interact

Displayed alongside Antoine Bourdelle's monumental works, the collections presented take on a sculptural dimension that adds to the sensuality of the outfits on display. The atmosphere varies in accordance with the different rooms of the museum, becoming more subdued or illuminated, enhancing the visitor’s interpretation of the pieces. The garments, whether in stone or fabric, garments take shape and have never looked so sculptural before. 
The Musée Bourdelle with its pretty garden and artist's studio is the setting for this exceptional exhibition and makes it possible to create an original link between a major work and the world of fashion. Not to be missed!

Price: €10

Free (on presentation of ID dated within 3 months): 
- Up to 17 yrs inclusive. 
- Job seekers.
- For people with disabilities, and the person accompanying them.

Please note:
Museum accessible to people with reduced mobility, motor disabilities, visual and hearing impairments and/or mental disabilities.  
Documentation in large characters is available for free to facilitate a visit of the permanent collections.
The Musée Bourdelle does not accept luggage and baggage on its premises, not even in the cloakroom.

There is a security check at the entrance to the museum.
Closures (strikes, public holidays, etc.) and free admittance will not result in any reimbursement or the extension of the duration of tickets.

As part of the Vigipirate plan, we thank you in advance for your understanding for any slowness caused by security controls at the entrance to the museum. As a result, priority access cannot be guaranteed in the event of high numbers of visitors.

Times

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Open on public holidays and 1 November 2019.
Last entry into the permanent collections at 5.30 pm and into the temporary exhibitions at 5.15 pm.
The museum is closed every Monday and on 25 December 2019.

Highlights

- Undated ticket.
- Major exhibition showing clothing, sculpture and photos. 
- An inside view of fashion from behind.
- Documentation in large characters available

Access

Musée Bourdelle
18 rue Antoine Bourdelle
75015 Paris
Station Montparnasse-Bienvenüe (lines 4, 6 or 13)
Station Falguière (line 12)
stop Maine-Vaugirard (line 89)
stop Gare Montparnasse (line 95)
stop Montparnasse - rue du départ (line 91)

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