The Art of Style:
Jacqueline de Ribes
MET Museum, New York

19 November – 21 February, 2016
#JacquelinedeRibes

This Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, focuses on the internationally renowned style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, whose originality and elegance made her one of the most celebrated fashion muse of the twentieth century.
The exhibition features about sixty gowns of haute couture and ready-to-wear mainly from her personal archive, starting from 1962. It includes also her creations for fancy-dress balls, which she often made by cutting her haute couture gowns to express her aesthetics.

The clothes displayed in the exhibition worn by Jacqueline were created by many famous fashion designers like Giorgio Armani, Pierre Balmain, Bill Blass, Yves Saint Laurent and Jean-Paul Gaultier, John Galliano and Valentino, plus some of her own designs.
Costumes, photographs and video tell us the story of how her interest in fashion developed over decades, from childhood to her iconic international style. She used her talent and original taste to create her own successful design business, which she directed from 1982 to 1995.

 

“HER APPROACH TO DRESS AS A STATEMENT OF INDIVIDUALITY CAN BE SEEN AS A KIND OF PERFORMANCE ART”
– HAROLD KODA, CURATOR OF THE EXHIBITION