Explore the fascinating dichotomy between what can and cannot be done in fashion with some of the most important designers of the last half century.
Although the last two decades of the century were characterized by a greater conservatism that determined a "call to order," we can observe, in the creative field, the assumption of a conceptual and formal freedom that is reflected in the work of a good number of artists.
In this way, although the last avant-gardes were historically depleted in the 1970s, we can find many proposals that continue to delve into the most transgressing aspects of fashion. The aim of the exhibition is to convey the idea of the creative avant-garde as a motor of Change and renewal of aesthetic criteria through the Museum's contemporary fashion collections.
Kosuke Tsumura, 1997
Mariuccia Mandelli (Krizia), 1983
From the 1970s, Krizia—an historic designer of the most avant-garde Italian fashion—worked with unconventional materials such as rubber, cork, and eel skin (which is the material of these pants). These materials were used so daringly that it earned her the name “Crazy Krizia.”
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, 1998
Expansion of the concept of multi-branding and the repositioning of prêt-à-porter design broadened the scope for creating an individual look. Designers understood the need to offer separate garments to put together in an individual look. Image: a top designed by Dolce&Gabbana.
Impossible Fashion: Avant-Garde Fashion at the Museo del Traje
Curator: Juan Gutierrez
Scientific Advisor: Lucina Llorente