|Thu Jul 7 2016, 8:00pm–9:00pm|
|Fri Jul 8 2016, 8:00pm–9:00pm|
|Sat Jul 9 2016, 8:00pm–9:00pm|
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The stage depicts the wings behind an haute couture catwalk. But without the clothes. Here, all that remains of fashion are memories. Hands buckle a vanished belt or lace up a corset that has faded away; garments return to being the carbon paper cut-outs they once were. The arms that envelop themselves in an absent coat evoke the reality of bodies held in cage-like clothing. In this setting, words – those same words that are forbidden during fashion shows – act as wardrobe.
Models Never Talk is a performance designed by Olivier Saillard, director of the Palais Galliera, Fashion Museum of the City of Paris. Some of his most astonishing work has been his collaboration with actress Tilda Swinton, notably when she donned clothes once worn by Marie Antoinette and Napoleon as well as garments designed by Schiaparelli, Balmain and Dior, for “The Impossible Wardrobe” during the 2012 Paris Fashion Week.
There is a post-show dialogue with the artists on 8 July.
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