MONTREAL, Aug. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Clothes designed and fashioned by
yesterday and today's Quebec leading designers are leaving their
home at the Museum of Costume and Textile of Quebec to go on display in
the lively passages of the Montreal Eaton Centre. The exhibition is
titled BEHIND THE SEAMS and runs from August 24 to October 3rd.
More than 35 garments by some 20 Quebec fashion designers, will remind
us that fashion has a language of its own, and that over the years, our
homegrown designers have put their own accent on elegance.
Legendary outfits by Michel Robichaud or Raoul-Jean Fouré provide
timeless counterpoints to the modern fantasies of a dress by Marie Saint
Pierre or a Joseph Helmer jacket. A lavish dress designed by Marie-Paule
reflects the current fascination with 50s design, while a cocktail dress
by Clairette Trudel - who caused a stir by bringing Dior models to
Canadian runways in the 60s - shows how fully the designer realized the
potential of the classic, timeless material that is lace.
Thanks to the presence of several pieces from the permanent collection
of the Museum of Costume and Textile of Quebec, alongside
contemporary creations by a dozen Montreal fashion designers, the show
pays a colourful tribute to our fashion community's enduring creativity.
From street clothes, to ball gowns, to hats, each garment projects its
own vision of elegance, and is presented in a way that helps viewers
appreciate the great trends of the past and present. The exhibition
permits a close-up look at creations by Michel Desjardins, Serge et
Réal, Yves Jean Lacasse, Andy Thê Anh, Philippe Dubuc, Jacques de
Montjoye, Christian Chenail and many others. In addition, short videos
of interviews with several of these designers can be viewed along the
"The Montreal Eaton Centre is certainly an unusual venue for an
exhibition put together by a museum. But for Montrealers and foreign
visitors alike, the Montreal Eaton Centre is the very heart of downtown. BEHIND
THE SEAMS takes a look at the heart of our own fashion - a look at
its boldness, creativity and laid-back side. Above all, it showcases the
extraordinary quality of our designers' work. I am sure that visitors
will make some surprising discoveries as they explore this hidden
heritage," said Suzanne Chabot, director of the Museum of
Costume and Textile of Quebec.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the exhibition and learn more about the
top names from yesterday and today's Quebec fashion during the Montreal
Eaton Centre's opening hours. BEHIND THE SEAMS continues until
Opening hours of the Eaton Centre are
Monday to Friday: from 10AM to 9PM
Saturday: from 10AM to 6PM
Sunday: from 11AM to 5PM
The exhibition is made possible by a collaboration between the Museum of
Costume and Textile of Quebec ( href="http://www.mctq.org/">www.mctq.org)
and Montréal's Eaton Centre ( href="http://www.centreeaton.ca/">www.centreeaton.ca).
SOURCE MUSEUM OF COSTUME AND TEXTILE OF QUEBEC
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