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Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture
First major museum exhibition devoted to fashion and architecture
MOCA, November 21, 2006
Hussein Chalayan 01
Hussein Chalayan 01
The 80s
Skin + Bones takes as its point of departure design from the beginning of the 1980s, a period marked by significant events and advances that contributed to formal and cultural shifts in both fashion and architecture. Japanese fashion designers Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto first presented their work during the Paris ready-to-wear collections in April 1981.  The oversized, often asymmetrical black clothing they presented featured intentional holes, tatters, and unfinished edges that stood in stark contrast to the elegantly decorative, crisply tailored, and form-fitting looks shown by most of the designers that year, and as a result, challenged accepted ideas of fashion, femininity, and beauty.

Hussein Chalayan 02
Hussein Chalayan 02
 
Hussein Chalayan 03
Hussein Chalayan 03
 
Disney Concert Hall
Disney Concert Hall
The following year, architect Bernard Tschumi won the international competition to design Parc de la Villette in Paris. His project, and the resulting collaboration between architect Peter Eisenman and philosopher Jacques Derrida, served to introduce ideas of deconstruction to a much larger audience, and like the work of the Japanese designers, heralded bold new directions that changed the public’s perception of both buildings and clothes.

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