The time of a pause, the discreet Anne Valerie Hash wear reflective dress and unveils. The City of Lace and fashion in Calais unfolds the first 13 years of creation of one of the few French women to have parade in haute couture.
The exhibition declines the process of creation and manufacture of a seamstress who does not approach the sewing work by the pencil but by the chisel and the needle. "" Delray "is a neologism that refers to the vocabulary of sewing, the" dice ", here, no traces of pencils, sketches or sketches, but traces of" chalk "tailors," describes Sylvie Marot, Curator of the exhibition. And scroll the canvases, buildings and other patterns, so many "drafts of clothes". The clothes are uncovered without glass, without filter.
On the cartels is detailed the number of pieces that was used to constitute the garment. In each showcase, a text chalked in chalk, reflective clothes, and photographs specially made for the occasion by Fabric Larches, a close collaborator of Anne Valerie Hash.
From the first piece, a dress made from men's trousers, to the last one, a lace and reflective fabric tailoring suit, the exhibition develops a thematic course organized around the lexicon of sewing where it is question of "" Debase, "" disintegrate, "or even" unfold.” Since her first collection in 2001 called "Filename", Anne Valerie Hash defends her style and defines her identity: a male locker room totally disfigured to develop a women's locker room. The seamstress decays, decodes and sews. "Its luxury is to take the time to undo and do," says the commissioner. And the visitor discovers by how little trousers can become a jacket, the art of disproportions, and the dissymmetry: "Some pieces have parading carried in several senses", decrypts Anne Valerie Hash. "I love workshop work and accidents," she says.