Join us 09 - 26 sept. 2021

Details: Genealogies of Ornament

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Details: Genealogies of Ornament

Witness the transformative power of craft in this multi-layered exhibition showcasing the craftsmanship of 15 luxury maisons dedicated to making the finest watches, shoes, kimonos, jewellery, perfume and much more.

Witness the transformative power of craft in this multi-layered exhibition showcasing the craftsmanship of 15 luxury maisons dedicated to making the finest watches, shoes, kimonos, jewellery, and much more. Observe master artisans at work in a series of intimate studio spaces inspired by Antonello da Messina’s painting of Saint Jerome in his Study. Beautifully crafted wall panels and tiled floors reflect the heritage of each craft and its tools, while a central museum space reveals Japan’s influence on European artisans. The craftsmanship of exhibition making will be demonstrated by students from City and Guilds of London Art School.

Métiers d’art by Cartier Métiers d’art Cartier More
Feathers and flowers by Lemarié Feathers and flowers Lemarié More
Kimono by Chiso Kimono Chiso More
Leather goods by Serapian Leather goods Serapian More
Watchmaking by Jaeger-LeCoultre Watchmaking Jaeger-LeCoultre More
Shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo Shoes Salvatore Ferragamo More
Leather goods by Valextra Leather goods Valextra More
Watchmaking by A. Lange & Soehne Watchmaking A. Lange & Soehne More
Goldsmithing by Piaget Goldsmithing Piaget More
Watchmaking, « Grand Feu » enameling, hand-engraving by Vacheron Constantin Watchmaking, « Grand Feu » enameling, hand-engraving Vacheron Constantin More
Silk by Hermès Silk Hermès More
Jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels Jewellery Van Cleef & Arpels More
Men’s tailoring by Ermenegildo Zegna Men’s tailoring Ermenegildo Zegna More

Judith Clark

Judith Clark is a curator and fashion exhibition maker and currently Professor of Fashion and Museology at University of the Arts London, where she co-directs the Centre for Fashion Curation. Clark opened the first experimental gallery of fashion in London. Since then she has curated 40 fashion exhibitions. Commissioning museums include the V&A in London, ModeMuseum in Antwerp and Palazzo Pitti in Florence. In 2015 she curated and designed the inaugural exhibition at La Galerie Louis Vuitton in Asnières, while in 2018 she created the Fashion Inside and Out exhibition for the inaugural Homo Faber. Clark lectures internationally on issues of dress display.