FRENCH CLASS: The Palais Galliera in Paris is in talks for an exhibition devoted to American designer Rick Owens, multiple sources told WWD.
Precise timing and themes could not immediately be learned. It is understood the showcase being discussed is for 2025.
Owens is marking his 30th year in business. He began his fashion career in Los Angeles in 1994, then moved himself and his business to Paris in 2003, where his shows have become a highlight of Paris Fashion Week.
Milan’s La Triennale museum staged a retrospective about Owens’ career in 2017 titled “Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman.”
Palais Galliera’s current exhibition, “Fashion on the Move,” runs through March 15 and is the first of a triptych of exhibitions.
“Fashion on the Move #2” is to open on April 20 and run through January 2025, with the third installment scheduled for Feb. 8 to Sept. 7, 2025.
According to the museum, chapter two “will present a history of fashion from the 18th century to the present day, while developing a transversal theme on the body in movement.”
With Paris set to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer, the museum has selected 300 items from its collections “to explore the role of special clothing in physical and sports activities as well as the sociological factors reflected in its development.”
Palais Galliera recently wound up an exhibition dedicated to the haute couture collection of the late Azzedine Alaïa. It has also dedicated shows to Gabrielle Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin and Martin Margiela.