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Presented by logo Homo Faber by Michelangelo Foundation

Details: Genealogies of Ornament

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Details: Genealogies of Ornament

Witness the transformative power of craft in this multi-layered exhibition showcasing the craftsmanship of 14 luxury maisons dedicated to making the finest watches, shoes, kimonos, jewellery, perfume and much more.

Witness the transformative power of craft in this multi-layered exhibition showcasing the craftsmanship of 14 luxury maisons dedicated to making the finest watches, shoes, kimonos, jewellery, and much more. Observe master artisans at work in a series of intimate studio spaces inspired by Antonello da Messina’s painting of Saint Jerome in his Study. Beautifully crafted wall panels and tiled floors reflect the heritage of each craft and its tools, while a central museum space reveals Japan’s influence on European artisans.

Yuzen Kimono by Chiso Yuzen Kimono Chiso More
Perfumery by Aquaflor Perfumery Aquaflor More
Engraving by A. Lange & Söhne Engraving A. Lange & Söhne More
Responsible Luxury Garment Making by YOOX Net-à-Porter & The Prince’s Trust Responsible Luxury Garment Making YOOX Net-à-Porter & The Prince’s Trust More
Knit by Alaia Knit Alaia More
Watchmaking by Jaeger-LeCoultre Watchmaking Jaeger-LeCoultre More
Jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels Jewellery Van Cleef & Arpels More
gold crafting by Piaget gold crafting Piaget More
Fine silversmithing by Buccellati Fine silversmithing Buccellati More
Watchmaking and Heritage by Vacheron Constantin in partnership with the Musée du Louvre Watchmaking and Heritage Vacheron Constantin in partnership with the Musée du Louvre More
Glyptics by Cartier Glyptics Cartier More
Silk by Hermès Silk Hermès More
Feathers, flowers, Couture sewing and pleating by Lemarié Feathers, flowers, Couture sewing and pleating Lemarié More
Mosaico, leathergoods craft by Serapian Mosaico, leathergoods craft Serapian More

Judith Clark

Judith Clark is a curator and fashion exhibition maker and currently Professor of Fashion and Museology at University of the Arts London, where she co-directs the Centre for Fashion Curation. Clark opened the first experimental gallery of fashion in London. Since then she has curated 40 fashion exhibitions. Commissioning museums include the V&A in London, ModeMuseum in Antwerp and Palazzo Pitti in Florence. In 2015 she curated and designed the inaugural exhibition at La Galerie Louis Vuitton in Asnières, while in 2018 she created the Fashion Inside and Out exhibition for the inaugural Homo Faber. Clark lectures internationally on issues of dress display.