June 21, 2017
SPANISH COSTUMES: DARKNESS AND LIGHT
The second exhibition of the Spanish Season of Palais Galliera examines the history of popular costume
If some weeks ago we talked about Balenciaga, L’Oeuvre au Noir (that you can visit at Museé Bourdelle until July 16th), today we bring the second exhibition from the Spanish Season of the Palais Galliere. Spanish Costumes: Darkness and Light opens today at Maison Victor Hugo, and can de seen until September 24th.
The exhibition examines the popular costumes of Spain from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century, with over 40 garments and accessories in display. The showcase presents emblematic pieces from different Spanish provinces, representative of their own traditions, customs and religious beliefs.
But the exhibition is not only centered on the costumes used for celebrations, it also focuses on the importance of traditional work attires. As they say: "This ‘poetry of the ordinary’ is elevated to the level of art and craft". The exhibitions is organized in partnership with El Museo del Traje of Madrid and accompained by a selection of photographs of Jose Ortiz Echagüe.