Tag Archives: Gabrielle Chanel

Chanel and the feather as a sign of modernity

Since feathers are considered a fragile material, and expensive when coming from exotic birds, they used to be shown only as a crown on top of the hairdo, as a head plume. In the twentieth century, the great couturiers gave it a new breath of life by exploiting a rare quality, its mobility, its reactivity […]

From March 20th, Birds of Paradise in MoMu

The exhibition Birds of Paradise – Feathers and Plumes in Fashion is an ode to the elegance and refinement of the application of plumes and feathers in fashion and haute couture. 19th-century accessories and belle époque garments showcase the refined elegance of the changing fashions at the end of the 19th century, emphasizing ostrich, pheasant […]