Exhibition At Musée Des Arts Décoratifs Exploring The Worlds Of Sports And Fashion

With the most romantic city in the world, Paris, slowly preparing to host the Summer Olympic games next year, an exciting new exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, shows the relationship between fashion and sports. Exploring the interesting link from antiquity to the present day, it shows how two worlds that at first glance seemed totally unrelated, actually share the same social issues, centered on the human body.

If you have a great deal of interest in both subjects, then make sure to read the blog till the end.

The Event’s Importance

All set to run from September 20th to April 7th, it opens with no clothing at all. An ancient Greek statue underlined the fact that once many Olympian athletes went completely nude during the competitions.

More than 450 clothing pieces and accessories show the evolution of sportswear. ‘’Fashion and Sports: From One Podium to Another” also reveals how sports clothing has influenced fashion, with well-known brands having made sportswear wearable, sophisticated, and chic. Sportswear’s comfort factor has made designer fashion even more comfortable, which is noticeable in hoodies and tracksuits.

The exhibition traces how sportswear began with team uniforms such as Rugby and football shirts and evolved into fashionable attire for cycling, tennis, and golf. Much later between 1918 and 1939, famed designers pioneered sportswear. Be it shorts or sneakers, they worked hard to make sports clothing stylish, motivating people to add it to everyday wardrobes. The well-known French designer, Rene Lacoste, introduced the polo shirt into men’s clothing, and it slowly became much more than just a sportswear piece.

What To Expect?

As the exhibition pays homage to the Olympics, you can see a mock-up running track featuring golden rings that hang above. It will also highlight different winter sports such as ice skating and skiing that allowed ladies to go for pants at a time when it was still considered to be a taboo. Hermes sweaters from the 1930s and vintage club med ski suits from the 1980s will be in sight. It’s true that it wasn’t until the 1980s that sportswear really started getting a different outlook, still, this detailed study shows how fashion has been there, present, in the backgrounds of the Olympics.

Apart from these, a section will also be seen which is devoted to surfing and skateboarding, and how sports clothing has made its way into couture. In addition, it will also be fun to watch how hip-hop changed the identity of sports clothing.

This exhibition at Musée des Arts Décoratifs will make you look at sportswear in a new light for sure.

fascinating new exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

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