Fashion Masterclass on Jean Charles de Castelbajac

Fashion Masterclass on Jean Charles de Castelbajac

Friday, November 8 at 12:30 p.m.
$15 Members / $25 Non-Members
54 W. Chicago Avenue

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There would be no Virgil Abloh without French couturier Jean Charles de Castelbajac, "an artist who works with fashion as his medium and a fashion designer using art as his landscape". One of the most eccentric and original designers of his generation, JCDC mixed Fashion, Art & Rock'n'roll without a second thought. No stranger to appropriation à la Warhol, keen on collaboration, he dressed the stars from Madonna… to the Pope — always with his unique brand of humor. Join us when Laurent Cotta tells us more about JCDC's brilliant career, based on his research for the book on the subject published by Editions Yellow Korner/Te Neues in 2016. 

Now, curator of its cabinet d’arts graphiques, Laurent Cotta was responsible for the contemporary creation at Palais Galliera, the Museum of Fashion in Paris, starting in 2002. He has contributed to exhibitions paying homage to the great names in fashion such as Madame Carven Madame Grès, but also emerging designers and contemporary couturiers like Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, with a detour through the pop star wardrobe of Sylvie Vartan. Laurent has contributed to Nippon Vogue and documentaries for Arte on The Mini Skirt. In addition, Laurent Cotta has been regularly lecturing at l’École du Louvre and the Institut Français de la Mode since 2004.

This program is possible in part thanks to the Jean Bodfish Brown Memorial Fund and the Fashion Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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