Exploring the Intersections of Fashion, Design, and Jewelry: A Journey through Decorative Arts at MAD in Paris until November 10th

Dear Shaded Viewers,

For the first time, MAD presents a carefully curated collection of haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces, alongside fine jewelry and costume jewelry, housed in permanent galleries dedicated to design spanning from the 20th century to today. Thirty fashion ensembles and 100 exquisite jewels from renowned designers and houses like Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Christian Dior, Lanvin, and Balmain, mingle seamlessly with influential figures in design such as Ettore Sottsass, Ron Arad, Phillipe Starck, and the Campana brothers.

This exhibition distinguishes itself with its ability to juxtapose iconic pieces with contemporary design, evoking a dialogue akin to your favorite dress engaging in philosophical debate with your Gaetano Pesce sofa, all with an air of sophistication. Featuring creators ranging from Rick Owens, Helmut Lang, Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Stephan Rolland, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Xuly Bet, Junya Watanabe, Lanvin, and Louis Vuitton, this showcase is a dream for fashion enthusiasts, offering a visual feast where each piece tells a story and every jewel reveals a secret. The thematic journey unfolds across the five floors of the Marsan pavilion, unveiling iconic pieces from the museum’s fashion collections, accentuating the importance of creators, and providing a fresh perspective on design from the post-war era to the contemporary, both domestically and internationally. The immersive experience of the exhibition serves as a tribute to fashion, jewelry, and design, honoring the contributions of MAD’s donors.



Marie-Sophie Carron de la Carrière, conservatrice en chef du patrimoine

Eric Pujalet-Plaà,
attaché de conservation Collections Mode et textile

Mathieu Rousset-Perrier, conservateur du patrimoine Collections Moyen Âge, Renaissance et bijoux

Juliette Pollet, conservatrice du patrimoine Collections modernes
et contemporaines

Dominique Forest, conservatrice en chef Collections modernes et contemporaines

Karine Lacquement, attachée de conservation Collections modernes
et contemporaines


Musée des Arts décoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris +33 (0) 1 44 55 57 50
Métro : Palais-Royal, Pyramides, Tuileries




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.