On Tuesday 8th March, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2017 in Paris, the Arts Décoratifs Museum launched its new exhibition called “Travaux de Dames?”. Les Arts Décos display masterpieces from contemporary feminine artists from various fields such as Sonia Delaunay, Niki De Saint-Phalle, Elsa Schiaparelli or Rei Kawakubo. Creating the “Comité des Dames” in 1895, the Parisian artistic institution has been a pionneer in putting forward women’s role within 20th century French society, an empowerement that helped women in their fight for rights through the years. All along the exhibition, visitors are invited to conduct a reflexion about women’s legacy in art and about the place they hold nowadays.
In the meanwhile French lingerie house Lise Charmel showed the work of another strong woman, Dutch fashion illustrator Margot Van Huijkelom. Her wish is to represent the beauty of women through their diversity, also, in her creations, the artist focuses on the face of her models, a way to express their emotions and to give women a central place, over clothes. Mixing the techniques, colours and textures Margot has been working with the greatest luxury brands such as L’Oréal, Clarins or Escada and edited by references in fashion industry such as Vogue Japan, Le Monde or Taschen editions.