Museum of Lace and Fashion : 2018 “Haute dentelle” exhibition photo of Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld


Dear Shaded Viewers,

After the exhibitions of Hubert de Givenchy, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Anne Valérie Hash and Iris van Herpen, the Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais, dedicated to hand-made and mechanical lace, presents the “Haute Dentelle” (Designer Lace) exhibition from June 9th 2018 to January 6th 2019. “Haute Dentelle” offers a unique insight into the contemporary uses by fashion designers of lace woven on Leavers looms. The exhibition curator is Sylvie Marot orchestrates a dialogue between lace houses and fashion houses, revealing behind these exchanges powerful creative propositions.

Presenting more than sixty dresses from the latest haute couture and designer prêt-à-porter shows, the exhibition reveals lace to be a subject for reflection for fashion houses. Exceptional pieces have been selected from thirteen fashion houses: Chanel, Dior, Iris van Herpen, Valentino…

Cité de la dentelle et de la mode
135, quai du Commerce – 62100 CALAIS – FRANCE




Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.