International museums have exhibited fashion for more than a decade: some exhibitions have even become true phenomena, arousing an unprecedented enthusiasm. Our two speakers will thus analyze this fascination that draws crowds.
The semiotic specialist Luca Marchetti was born in Italy. His two main fields of interest? Fashion and design! He has published articles and books on those topics: Fashion Curating, Enjeux et pratiques de la mode exposée, and Figures de l’Art - Le Design dans l’Art Contemporain. Luca Marchetti is also a curator for fashion and design exhibitions and events everywhere around the planet, in cities such as Geneva, Lyon, Berlin, Luxemburg, and Moscow. Besides his academic endeavours, he is a consultant for many luxury brands and houses.
Born in Quebec City, Thierry-Maxime Loriot has worked in the fashion industry, sharing his time between New York, Paris, and Milan for more than 10 years. Commissioner of many highly successful exhibitions, he is also the author of the catalogues that accompany them. We think of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ (MMFA) famous exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, visited by more than 2 million people across the globe. To this, we add the exhibition Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography, which pays tribute to the career of one of the most famous fashion photographers, and was presented at the Kunsthal in the Netherlands. Finally, he commissioned the MMFA’s latest exhibition, Love is Love: Wedding Bliss for All à la Jean Paul Gaultier!