From October 13, 2022 to April 16, 2023, find a great exhibition on the 80s, presented in the nave of the Museum of Decorative Arts.
The 80’s have left their mark on everyone’s mind, be it in music, fashion or history. Indeed, this historic decade resonates in France as a political and artistic turning point in the fields of fashion, design and graphics, from the election of François Mitterrand in 1981 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
This is why the Musée des Arts Décoratifs has decided to stage and celebrate them through 700 works: objects, furniture, fashion silhouettes, posters, photographs, music videos, record sleeves and fanzines, tracing this frenetic period synonymous with eclecticism and change.
The exhibition is punctuated by three themes that wonderfully reflect this renewal of ideas and forms specific to the decade: a new political and cultural era, design in effervescence and the look of the 80s.
Indeed, the 80s saw the birth of a new generation of designers, such as Olivier Gagnère, Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti, Philippe Starck or Martin Szekely in a context more favorable to freedom of expression.
The silhouette, too, is freed from the injunctions of style and some fashion designers are elevated to the rank of “superstars” like Jean Paul Gaultier or Thierry Mugler, who allow themselves all the extravagance. Advertising, graphic design and audiovisual have had their heyday with, among others, Jean-Paul Goude, Jean-Baptiste Mondino and Etienne Robial. Finally, in music, a history of the party is written in the mythical places of the French capital, ranging from new-wave music to post-punk through hip-hop.
The scenography of the exhibition, which will take place in the nave of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, has been conceived as an upheaval of shapes and colors, and has been entrusted to the designer Adrien Rovero.
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Passionnée depuis son plus jeune âge par l’art et la mode, Hélène s’oriente vers une école de stylisme, l’Atelier Chardon-Savard à Paris, avec une option Communication. Afin d’ajouter des cordes à son arc, elle décide de compléter sa formation par un MBA en Management du Luxe et Marketing Expérientiel à l’Institut Supérieur de Gestion à Paris dont elle sort diplômée en 2020. Elle a notamment écrit des articles lifestyle et beauté pour le magazine Do it in Paris et se spécialise en rédaction d’articles concernant le luxe, l’art et la mode au sein du magazine Luxus Plus.********** [EN] Passionate about art and fashion from a young age, Hélène went to a fashion design school, Atelier Chardon-Savard in Paris, with a Communication option. In order to add more strings to her bow, she decided to complete her education with an MBA in Luxury Management and Experiential Marketing at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris from which she graduated in 2020. She has written lifestyle and beauty articles for Do it in Paris magazine and specializes in writing articles about luxury, art and fashion for Luxus Plus magazine.