Tapis rouge: Fashion at the Museum


June 11, 2013 – Newly established in Old Montréal, the Museum of Costume and Textile of Québec (MCTQ) presents its inaugural exhibition titled Tapis rouge: Fashion at the Museum.

Fashion Planet and Exhibition Space

In search of a new venue for several years, the museum, founded in 1979, moved to Marché Bonsecours in May. Its collections include more than 7,000 objects that tell the history of clothing, fashion, and textiles as forms of artistic expression.

Behind the seams
The exhibition is filled with key pieces from the MCTQ collection and creations from contemporary Montréal designers, and highlights the creativity and expertise of fashion’s leading names. Visitors have a unique opportunity to see original masterpieces from international fashion houses—Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Schiaparelli, and many others.

In addition, nine Québec artists, including Gao Ying, Christian Chenail, and Marie Saint Pierre, have been invited to present their most loved creations. The originality of these works and the sensuality of materials and cuts will not only charm style enthusiasts, of course, but also visual design aficionados and lovers of all things beautiful.

Tapis rouge: Fashion at the Museum runs until October 6 at theMCTQ.