“Qui Cherche Trouve?”: End-of-Year Exhibition of the Master’s Degree in Fashion Studies
THE NEW SCHOOL PARSONS PARIS
10-14 MAY 2023
35 Rue des Francs Bourgeois
As the academic year is coming to an end, the students of the MA in Fashion Studies are pleased to present the exhibition Qui Cherche Trouve? which will take place from the 10-14 of May at 3437org. The event, which takes its name from the proverb, “Who seeks shall find,” questions what it means to study fashion today through a series of projects developed during the semester in collaboration with different institutions such as the Ferragamo Museum, the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation, Palais Galliera and the International Library of Fashion Research.
The venue will host the installation Printed Dialogues where we explore two libraries and two collections for research: the International Library of Fashion Research (Oslo) and the library of Parsons Paris – specifically the collection donated by Palais Galliera Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. This installation puts into dialogue these two paper-centered collections creating narratives for studying fashion and inviting visitors to interact with crucial documents in the study of body politics, beauty ideologies, photography, visual and material culture at large.
Furthermore, the installation Fashioning the Corporate Museum explores the case of the Ferragamo Museum to investigate the role and proliferation of museums and archives in luxury fashion brands. The exhibition invites visitors to learn about four significant exhibitions, and students show their potential in staging the key elements in the culturalization of the fashion industry and its heritage, as well as the commercialization of history.
The questioning of heritage in relation to fashion continues with the installation Alaïa and Schiaparelli: Exploring Fashion Heritage which showcases the ongoing project in collaboration with the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation on the politics of heritage and fashion. Finally, the exhibition concludes with a presentation of Year 2 graduating students who present a three-dimensional translation of their thesis research.
Students: Arezou Alamshahi, Antoinette Alba, Anastasia Alikhanova, Deema Almashabi, Gaurav Dey, Samantha Hartmann, Malu Hernández Guido, Emmaline Jeansonne, Eszter Kiss, Madeline Lucarelli, Donna Nadeem, Sonya Parsons, Kenzie Pharr, Deja Rolle, Lori Sofian, Bella Stern, Milana Stewart, Devin Toolen, Isabella Volpe, Michelle van Eyssen, Yvonne Wojtas, Beste Zan, Kexin Zhang
Program Director: Marco Pecorari
Exhibition Design & Scenography: Justin Morin
Faculty & Research Support: Geraldine Blanche, Antoine Bucher, Laurent Cotta, Morna Laing, Justin Morin, Francesco Pastore, Sariah Park, Mélody Thomas
Exhibition & Program Coordinator: Renata Hernández
Program & Research Assistants: Malu Hernández Guido, Isabella Volpe
Graphic Design: Monica Fraile Morisson
Communication: Lisa Sarma
Thanks to: Adrian Jofffe, Carla Sozzani, Floriane Aupetit, Ambre Chambon, Djeason Valério, 3537 Team, Stefania Ricci, Chiara Fucci, Paola Gusella, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Fondazione Salvatore Ferragamo, Olivier Saillard, Gael Mamine, Bénédicte Breton, Ariel Stark, the team at the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation, Diktats, Miren Arzalluz, Sylvie Roy, Nicolas Montagne & Peutisha, Marléne Van de Casteele, Stéphanie Ovide, Florence Leclerc, Parsons Paris Tech Lab, Francesco Pastore, Andrea Kollnitz, Ilya Parkins, Florence Müller, Victoria Pass, Cornette Saint Cyr, Karen Decter, Fabienne Maitre, Emmanuel Cohen, and Philippe Schaus, Marie Veyrier Montagneres, Karol Drozdzik and the team at Chandon Moët Hennessy.
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