An invitation to the ball

Exploring the links between theatre and fashion, with a new exhibition at the Centre National du Costume de Scène in Moulins

If you have ever dreamed of attending a masked costume ball, the Centre National du Costume de Scène in Moulins is offering just such a chance. Its major new exhibition, Modes! À la ville, à la scène runs from 8 April to 17 December, and on Bastille Day, 14 July, the museum is holding a grand bal for all the family.

The exhibition itself is ambitious and spectacular, tracing three centuries of interaction between theatrical costumes and non-theatrical fashion from 1700-2015, and revealing the links between theatrical costumes and fashion - the end result of which is today's obsession with celebrity and style. "These costumes are works of art", says curator ...

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