Théâtre de la Mode at Phoenix Art Museum
This Saturday, the Phoenix Art Museum gives a historic look into the world of Théâtre de la Mode -- the fashion dolls that helped keep couture alive during World War II.
"They traveled the world with sets built by artists and clothes by couturiers in exact replicas -- not like doll clothes, but how they would build them for a person."
These sets and their occupants, created by visionary designers, jewelers, and milliners traveled the globe to reaffirm Paris as the fashion capital of the world, even during times of war.
photo courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum
Three original sets from the collection will be displayed at the museum March 12 through July 31. The exhibit will also feature several speakers and events throughout its stay including a gallery talk with Sewell and a showing of the film "The Théâtre de la Mode."
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