MUST SEE 2016

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A new jewellery exhibition, the Christian Dior maison, a retrospective journey through the pages of Vogue, the most famous catwalk and even an exclusive patisserie… These are 2016’s must-sees for the ultimate fashionistas.

From head to toe: jewels and shoes

If you are a shoe fetishist, you have an unmissable date in London. Where? In the Victoria & Albert Museum. Until the 31st of this month, you will be able to see Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, a wonderful exhibition that explores shoes through 200 pairs, from ballerinas to stiletto heels. Plus, if you’re a lover of jewels you cannot miss out on Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collecction MET (until 28 March), a special show of the best Hindu jewellery from the 17th century and its influence on the European jewellers, such as Cartier. The best bit? You can catch both in the same museum.

Fashion to see

Fashion exhibitions are a must in 2016 and will set down in the most fashion-conscious capitals. Until 14 February, the Parisian Les Arts Decoratifs will host Korean Now!, a show that celebrates fashion from this Oriental country and its sources of inspiration. Just a few kilometres away, in Granville, El Musée Christian Dior analyses the couturier’s sources of inspiration for his creations in “Une Maison, des Collections” until 6 March. Crossing the English Channel, the National Portrait Gallery in London offers “Vogue 100: A Century of Style”, an exhibition that travels the pages of the iconic magazine exploring the cultural changes these reflect. Unmissable: the photos by Peter Lindbergh or the Corinne Day editorial starring a teenage and grunge Kate Moss. Finally, from the other side of the pond, Jacqueline de Ribes: The Arte of Style, stands out. A recently opened fall show at the MET dedicated to the woman Valentino christened “the last queen of Paris”.  The muse of Yves Saint Laurent and Emilio Pucci, this French aristocrat had an enviable wardrobe that you can now admire until the 31st of this month.

Sweets and Catwalk in Milan

Italian fashion week is probably one of the most anxiously awaited fashion events in Europe and all of the industries’ most emblematic figures make an appearance at it. Whether in its Autumn-Winter or Spring-Summer edition, don’t miss out on it if you have a get-away to Milan in mind. And, speaking of fashion, once there you have a fundamental date in the legendary Pasticceria Marchesi, Miuccia Prada’s latest whim. Because who doesn’t like that something sweet?

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