The Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris celebrates the 1980s with a new exhibition “80s, fashion, design and graphics in France”

October 13, 2022 -> April 16, 2023.

PARIS, August 25, 2022 /CNW/ — The Musée des Arts Décoratifs will celebrate the 1980s with a major exhibition entitled 80s, Fashion, design and graphics en France, will be held in the central hall of the October 13, 2022through April 16, 2023.

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Of the election of the French president Francois Mitterrand in 1981 to the fall of Berlin wall in 1989, this historic decade, still alive in the minds Franceis considered both a political turning point and an artistic turning point in the fields of fashion, design and graphic arts, where postmodernism opens up all artistic possibilities.

80s, Fashion, design and graphics en France brings together more than 700 works including furniture, fashion creations, posters, photographs, videos, album covers and fanzines, retracing this frenzied decade that has become synonymous with eclecticism.

The 1980s saw the emergence of a new generation of designers, Olivier GagnereElizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonettiat Philip Stark and Martin Szekely, all designed and created in an environment conducive to freedom of expression. Fashion design has also broken free from traditional style dictates, with designers like jean paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler skyrocket to “superstar” status. The 1980s were also the height of advertising, graphic design and audiovisual production through the works of Jean-Paul Goude, John Baptist Mondino and Etienne Robial. From new wave to post-punk via hip-hop, a new chapter was also being written in the history of music and dance in the mythical nightclubs of Paris.

The exhibition recalls that the 1980s were a time of collision of styles, spontaneity and freedom.


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