Carte blanche à Christian Lacroix: Cognacq-Jay Museum, Museum of 18th Century Art, Paris
The Cognac-Jay Museum is revealed through a carte blanche offered to Christian Lacroix.
Created in 1927 at the initiative of the founder of the Samaritaine, Ernest Cognacq, the museum moved into the sixteenth-century hotel Donon in the Marais area, renovated in 1990. It features rich works of Parisian decorative arts of the eighteenth century selected by the founder under the prism of "taste" Goncourt for presentation to the public in atmospheres of evocative woodwork of the eighteenth century, alternating with presentation galleries.
Known for his regular work with museums, Christian Lacroix has accepted the dual challenge of renewing the "red thread" of business environments while working on a theme dear to his artistic approach, the costume. Theatrical, scenic, comic, it is highlighted by the artist Commissioner to better evoke the sustainability of this taste for the eighteenth. The confrontation of textile works and collections of the museum, rooted in the period, resonates with contemporary facilities selected for their proximity to the Enlightenment.
Rose-Marie Mousseaux, heritage curator, director of the museum Cognac-Jay
19 November 2014 - 19 April 2015
8, rue Elzévir 75003 Paris