Digital editions and covers


“Carte blanche” to : OLIVIER SAILLARD
Cover and dividers : Performance “The Impossible Wardrobe”
Collection Palais Galliera, Performer: Tilda Swinton
Cover: “Sans griffe”, 1910, éventail en plumes d’aigle royal.
Photographies by Vincent Lappartient
Courtesy of Collection Palais Galliera @ vincent Lappartient


Modem Women's Paris Spring-Summer 2014

Cover by Olivier Saillard

For this edition which is dedicated to the Women’s Collection S/S 14, MODEM is giving the “carte blanche” to Olivier Saillard, Director of the Palais Galliera, City of Paris Fashion Museum on the occasion of the reopening of the museum on the 26th September 2013.

Historian, critic and curator, Olivier Saillard is re-inventing fashion performances by inspiring himself through the mise-en-scène and codes of fashion shows.

In 2012, for “The Impossible Wardrobe”, he invited his muse Tilda Swinton to present with stretched arms and cautious but ballet-like movements, 57 garments taken from the museum and worn by anonymous persons or celebrities that are gone today. The performer, who appeared in a pure blouse and gloves seized these relics, capes, dresses, coats and accessories
and reanimated them for 45 minutes.

Olivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton will present “Eternity Dress”, another fashion performance which is going to be shown during Paris Autumn Festival next November.

For its reopening, the Palais Galliera is celebrating the couturier Azzedine Alaïa by dedicating a first Parisian retrospective to him. The exhibition “Alaïa” (from 28/09/13 to 26/01/14) is held in the renovated galleries of the Palais Galliera as well as in the hall Matisse of the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (Museum of Modern Art City of Paris). This exhibition presents
a selection of seventy iconic creations of the haute couture designer.

“ALAÎA” : September 28, 2013 to January 26, 2014
Le Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
10 ave Pierre Ier de Serbie 75116 Paris