Continuing its world tour, the French Lingerie exhibition will be presented at the famous Sagamore Hotel during the Art Basel Fair in Miami from November 29 to December 6 2016.
Free and open to all, the exhibition showcases the expertise and creativity of French lingerie which, for over a century and a half, has been worn by millions of women worldwide.
A dive into the collections of eleven of the most prestigious French brands - AUBADE, BARBARA, CHANTELLE, EMPREINTE, IMPLICITE, LISE CHARMEL, LOU, LOUISA BRACQ, MAISON LEJABY, PASSIONATA and SIMONE PÉRÈLE – has helped create this exhibition. With both elegance and lightness, it tells the story of an exceptional métier in a space devoted to contemporary art.
The heart of this historic exhibition takes place in the Game Room of the Sagamore Hotel: from the first corsets of the 1880’s to custom-made creations of the 1930’s; from lingerie of the 1950’s that was the first to use nylon to the widespread use of Lycra in the 1980’s – this epic era of forms and fabrics is presented here. The presentation concludes with contemporary and future creations, and includes the research of Salima Abes, a recent graduate from the university ESMOD Paris who was recognized by Lingerie Française with an invitation to Miami.