On July 6, 2015, the second Vogue Paris Foundation gala brought together celebrities from the worlds of fashion and creation at Palais Galliera. This evening event was held to promote the museum’s contemporary collections and was organized with the support of the leading houses of fashion.
For this second edition, the items chosen were grouped around the work of four women and included seven haute couture masterpieces by Madame Grès, eight runway dresses by Martine Sitbon, eight sculptural items by Sybilla and three prints by Deborah Turbeville. The Vogue Paris Foundation also highlighted the importance of new creators, such as Aganovich and Anrealage.
Certain items will reinforce the large Palais Galliera collection. Two haute couture evening gowns by Christian Lacroix, a mini breastplate-dress by Paco Rabanne for spring-summer 1967 and three major items to round out the Raf Simons collection for his men’s fashion brand were proposed.
Finally, two original drawings by the artist Antonio for l’Uomo Vogue in 1970, as well as two photographic prints made by Steven Meiseil representing top model Linda Evagelista in 1991, have entered the collection and reflect the spirit of the decade that brought them to life.
Enriched today, this heritage will be used for potential future exhibitions. Day and evening wear, gowns and design prototypes tell much more about their creators than runway shows and fictitious stagings. By collaborating to the enrichment of our collection through in-kind donations or sponsoring, each of the fashion houses called upon contributes to the museum’s guiding principle, which consists in preferring the acquisition of works to ephemeral settings that fade away.
The houses of Balenciaga, Burberry, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Fendi, Givenchy, Hermès, Isabel Marant, Lanvin, Maison Margiela, Martine Sitbon, Miu Miu, Prada, Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Roger Vivier, Saint Laurent, Schiaparelli, Sonia Rykiel and Versace have enabled enlarging the museum’s collection of flagship items that will undoubtedly be models and examples for tomorrow.