An Afternoon of French Fashion & Food in Brooklyn 10/26

An Afternoon of French Fashion & Food in Brooklyn 10/26

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Join us on Saturday October 26th for an afternoon of fashion and food a la Francaise - featuring a private guided tour of the Pierre Cardin exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion is the first New York retrospective in forty years to focus on the legendary couturier. Drawn primarily from Pierre Cardin’s archive, the exhibition traverses the designer’s decades-long career at the forefront of fashion invention. Known today for his bold, futuristic looks of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, Cardin extended his design concepts from fashion to furniture, industrial design, and beyond.

After our private, guided tour of the exhibit, we will head to the Norm for a brunch menu inspired by the famous Maxim’s of Paris. All tickets include museum entrance and guided tour; full experience tickets include 1 brunch entree + coffee or tea (tax/tip included). Be sure to stick around after brunch to check out the Garry Winnograd photography exhibit on the 4th floor and explore the new JR installation that will be in the Great Hall on the 1st floor.

Full experience tickets (with brunch): $80 through 10/12 at midnight; $85 thereafter
($60/$65 for premiere members)

Museum/tour only tickets: $40 through 10/12 at midnight; $45 thereafter
($20/$25 for premiere members)

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Full Event Schedule:

11:45pm |
Meet in main lobby of the Brooklyn Museum
12-1pm | Private, guided tour of the Pierre Cardin exhibit
1:30pm | French brunch at the Norm, inspired by Maxim’s in Paris

Location: the Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn

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More about the exhibit:
The exhibition presents over 170 objects drawn from his atelier and archive, including historical and contemporary haute couture, prêt-à-porter, trademark accessories, “couture” furniture, lighting, fashion sketches, personal photographs, and excerpts from television, documentaries, and feature films. The objects are displayed in an immersive environment inspired by Cardin’s unique atelier designs, showrooms, and homes.

Highlights of Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion include rare designs in luxury fabrics from the 1950s; a large grouping from the landmark 1964 “Cosmocorps” collection, which sought to streamline menswear by eliminating excessive detailing; creations that incorporate vinyls, plastics, and the self-named Cardine synthetic fabric; signature unisex ensembles featuring full knit bodysuits with layered skirts, vests, bibs, and jewelry; iconic broad-shouldered jackets from the 1980s based on Japanese origami, Chinese architecture, and American football uniforms; “illuminated” jumpsuits and dresses; recent couture eveningwear; and an extensive overview of Cardin’s recently designed couture menswear.