The Lace Review
First stage: Shanghai
WORLD TOURING EXHIBITION
THE LACE REVIEW
200 years of Leavers lace in Calais and Caudry
14 ultimate French lace-makers
From 22nd March to May 1st 2018
from 10 am to 6 pm
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MoCA)
Gate 7 People’s Park
231 West Nanjing Road
The first stage of touring exhibition The Lace Review, that brings together the 14 last manufactures of Leavers lace still operating in Calais and Caudry, is held from March 22nd to May 1st 2018 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) of Shanghai.
The Lace Review exposes to the Chinese public the technical specificities that make the richness and uniqueness of this essential material in the fields of fashion and lingerie. A true cultural exception, the technique of weaving Leavers lace - which combines elegance, engineering and creativity - has marked the territory’s economic activity and imagination since its invention more than 200 years ago.
This first stage is co-produced by Bang Communications and takes place in the heart of Shanghai at MoCA, the first private museum in China dedicated to the promotion of Chinese or international contemporary art and design. It hosts exhibitions about the great names of Western fashion, design and luxury such as Dior, Chanel, Ferragamo or Marimekko.
For his knitwear collection, Canovai uses extra-fine merino wool, cashmere, rayon and linen made exclusively in Italy.
Through gestures and savoir-faire we witness the realization of Touchez-voir, a project destined for those who in fact do not see. From the museum archives to the atelier, we observe the birth of an original wardrobe and forms that will soon be joined together in a trunk available to experience at the Palais Galliera.
In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of six video interviews of French and European designers, who have integrated the know-how of the glass factory into their creations. Each in their own way, they mastered glass.