Fastes de cour & cérémonies royales
European court costume 1650-1800 at the Château de Versailles
For the first time, an exhibition has been dedicated to the fashions of the great European monarchies from the 17th century to the beginning of the 19th century. Presented at the Palace of Versailles, for which it was exclusively curated, this exhibition brings together more than 200 works, including royal pomp and ceremonial costumes, jewellery and jewels, as well as paintings depicting court scenes. "The golden age of court costume was under Louis XIV," explains Karl Lagerfeld, "Versailles is therefore the most ideal and magical place to exhibit fashions from a world and a lifestyle that are impossible to imagine today."
This exhibition, created with the patronage of CHANEL, will be held until June 28th, 2009.