Fashion and Sport
Sportswear has taken over our wardrobes!
Through a selection of clothes, accessories, photographs, paintings, posters and videos… the Musée des Arts Décoratifs invites you to discover the links between the two worlds of sport and fashion, which are undoubtedly very different but share similarities in how they relate to the human body.
Fashion and sport, sport and fashion
From the cumbersome tennis dresses of the 19th century to the iconic Lacoste polo shirt and the yellow jersey of the Tour de France, the Fashion and Sport exhibition explains how sport has adapted to the codes of fashion and how sportswear has inspired fashion, to become part of our everyday lives.
From Antiquity to the present day, the exhibition traces the entire history of sportswear, highlighting the iconic outfits and accessories of specific disciplines such as tennis, skating, football and skateboarding.
It is therefore understandable how sportswear has made its mark on the urban fashion landscape since the 1920s: shifting from being worn exclusively during sports activities to becoming part of the everyday urban wardrobe.
The exhibition also pays tribute to the pioneering fashion designers of the inter-war period: Gabrielle Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, Jean Patou, Elsa Schiaparelli… who knew how to combine elegance and practicality to meet the new demands placed on clothing.
Finally, it is clear that collaborations between sportswear brands and renowned designers are increasingly numerous and that contemporary fashion and the world of sport are now closely linked. Logos and sneakers invade advertising campaigns and fashion shows, while athletes themselves have been transformed into fashion icons, becoming muses for the biggest luxury brands.
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Access and contact
Metro: Palais-Royal, Pyramides or Tuileries Bus : 21, 27, 39, 68, 69, 72, 95
Days and opening hours
From 20/09/2023 to 07/04/2024 between 11 am and 6 pm except on January 1st and December 25th. Closed on Monday. Checkout closes at 5.15pm. Late opening on Thursdays until 9pm Closing of the cash desks at 8.15pm.
- Full price: 14 € (Exhibition(s) + permanent collections (including audio guide)).
Free entry for children < 26 years.
107-111 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris 1er
- Copyright image:
- Peter Knapp