Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal

Happily ever after: Love is Love closes Jean Paul Gaultier world tour

They’re the icing on the wedding cake: 36 creations – frothy and not – by Jean Paul Gaultier. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts exhibition is wrapping up its record-breaking Gaultier retrospective with Love is Love: Wedding Bliss for All, a show in the tradition of haute couture: the bridal gown finale. The installation features a [...]

The art of bijoux on show and sale at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

At the first edition of Bijoux = Art, I admired the burnished yellow gold jewelry of Dania Chelminsky, but I bought a rubber necklace by the Dutch artisan Annemieke Broenink. It's a marvelous piece, everything jewelry should be – art, fashion, adornment, embellishment, crafty and very interesting. It's made of leaf-like petals in a silvery-moss-grey that have a [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The art of bijoux on show and sale at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The fine art of dressing up: take a lesson from portraits by the Beaver Hall Group

It took a while, but I finally visited the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to see the lovely exhibition 1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group. What an inspiration – on female artists and their intimate vision, on the modernism of the jazz age and on fashion. What struck me was how we no longer dress [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The fine art of dressing up: take a lesson from portraits by the Beaver Hall Group