"This exhibition is a tribute to the elegance and refinement of the application of plumes and feathers in fashion and haute couture. Through a mixture of 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century accessories, garments and couture dresses, the different characteristics of the various plumes and feathers are highlighted: sophistication, femininity, lightness, wealth, luxury".
Dries Van Noten
Marlène Dietrich's swan's down coat
British artist Kate MccGwire makes sculptures with feathers:
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"Plume embroidery is typically used in haute couture and evening wear owing to the costliness of the feathers, their elegant form and the technical refinement of feather embroidery.
The exhibition also covers the craft of the 'Plumassier' and the diverse techniques of feather embroidery."
More about this in my next post.