Since the summer, Paris has been counting down to the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. From September 20th, 2023, until April 7th, 2024, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts), a five-minute walk from the Roch Hôtel & Spa, is offering a fascinating exhibition that ties in with the sporting theme…
Exploring the relationship between fashion and sport
Entitled “Fashion and Sport, from One Podium to Another”, the current temporary exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts shines a floodlight on the deep and fascinating links that unite these two seemingly disparate worlds. Going back to antiquity and presenting 450 artifacts of a very diverse nature - clothing, photographs, drawings, accessories, sculptures, videos, etc. - it examines the evolution of sports clothing and the reciprocal influences of fashion on such clothing and the effects both have on creators and trends. A fascinating and beautifully illustrated look at a connection that is seldom seriously highlighted.
Over the centuries
While the exhibition provides plenty of focus on haute couture pieces from the likes of Jean Patou, Jeanne Lanvin, Balenciaga and other design houses, it also questions the increasingly important place of sportswear in the daily wardrobe. Of course, the question of comfort is also an integral aspect of these analyses. This exhibition is designed to appeal to fashion enthusiasts and sports fans alike and manages to make very specific historical and sociological linkages easily accessible and understandable. Very visual, it will also interest young people.
The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will provide an opportunity for many events on the theme of sport, as well as aesthetic, historical, artistic and sociological reflections. With “Fashion and Sport, from One Podium to Another”, the Museum of Decorative Arts achieves the perfect synthesis. You can already book your tickets to the exhibition and so be ready during your stay at the Roch Hôtel & Spa!
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