On the occasion of the fashion week in Paris, Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture and Communication, wished to open the doors of the ministry to young creation through a new exhibition that she inaugurated this morning. The exhibition presents the “fashion and photo” winners of the 2016 edition of the Hyères International Fashion and Photography Festival in the windows of the Palais-Royal as well as 16 first models of designers revealed by the Festival in the Ministry’s main salon.

The Minister praised the Festival’s role as a talent scout and the work of Jean-Pierre Blanc and the team at Villa Noailles who promote, encourage and reward young creation in the fields of fashion and photography. For more than 30 years, they have kept a collection of prototypes testifying to the history of fashion in France.

An exceptional factor of prestige and influence throughout the world, French fashion is part of our heritage. It also testifies to the exceptional skills and crafts that our country has been able to create and preserve.

Recalling these elements, the minister wished to reaffirm her support for this key sector of French culture.

Audrey Azoulay announced the launch of a mission on the heritage of fashion in France. This mission, entrusted to Olivier Saillard, will aim to establish an inventory of public and private collections, their state of conservation and identify the tools and know-how in terms of conservation and restoration.

The Minister also announced the organization in the coming weeks of a fashion forum, following the recommendations of the Lyne Cohen-Solal report. Together with all the professionals, this forum will allow us to collectively reflect on the key issues facing the fashion industry today. 



About the exhibition

Until December, the Ministry of Culture and Communication presents in its windows the works of the winners of the 31st International Fashion and Photography Festival in Hyères: Wataru Tominaga, Grand Prize of the Première Vision jury in fashion and Vendula Knopova, Grand Jury Prize in photography.

Pieces from the collections of the winners of the Festival from 1997 to 2016 will also be exhibited within the Ministry. Discover the silhouettes of Gaspard Yurkievich, Stéphanie Coudert, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Rivière de Sade, Richard René, Dévastée, Julien Dossena, Anthony Vaccarello, Jean-Paul Lespagnard, Yiqing Yin, Léa Peckre, Annelie Schubert, Kenta Matsushige and Hanne Jurmu & Anton Vartiainen.

The public is invited to discover this exhibition on Thursday 29 September 2016 from 4pm to 8pm.

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