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MUST VISIT: Swarovski Haute Couture Exhibition, Paris

MUST VISIT: Swarovski Haute Couture Exhibition, Paris


A host of groundbreaking haute couture designs will be honoured in Paris next week by Swarovski, so book that plane ticket!

100 pieces from fashion houses including Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Lanvin will be displayed in a one-off exhibition – a must-visit fashion followers, this is certainly worth the trip.

The glorious collection of dresses and outfits were selected from the Musée Galliera by the museum’s director, Olivier Saillard, and curator, Ann Zazzo – to include what they believe to be the site’s most beautiful and delicate pieces.


Vogue released a series of statements with an “Swarovski has expanded its activities in all areas of fashion, but it is in the rare and noble discipline of haute couture that the company excels itself,” said Saillard.

“It has been involved with haute couture for over a century, spanning crazes, styles and famous designers who all assiduously sought out crystal for formal pieces and embroidery. Swarovski has amply contributed to the magic that is definitively, sublimely expressed by this exclusively French industry since the 19th Century.”

Intricate drawings and photographs will be on display, allowing visitors to gain a behind-the-scenes insight into the making of a couture dress from start to finish.


“We are honoured to support the city of Paris in staging this historic exhibition, the first of its kind in the home of haute couture,” said Nadja Swarovski, member of the Swarovski Crystal Business executive board.

“Ever since my great great grandfather, Daniel Swarovski, visited Paris at the dawn of the last century, Swarovski has played an intimate role in the history of haute couture – and we hope to continue our collaborations with fashion’s creative visionaries for the next hundred years.”

We can’t think of a better excuse for a mini break in Paris… see you there!

Amy @ FashionBite xx

The exhibition is open to the public from March 2 to July 6, 2013; Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm; at Hotel de Ville, Salle Saint-Jean, 5 rue Lobau, 75004 Paris.


Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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