The Nouveau Classical Project - a collective of composers, performers, and fashion designers - reimagines the Parisian avant garde in an evening of music by Ravel, and the world premiere of Lost Generation by Trevor Gureckis. Inspired millinery by Heidi Lee will be custom designed for the evening's music.
Complimentary cocktails provided by St-Germain Liqueur!
**Ticket price includes a private exhibition tour of Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones at 5pm at the Bard Graduate Center, 18 West 86th Street.
Maurice Ravel: Piano Trio (1914)
II. Pantoum (Assez vif)
III. Passacaille (Très large)
IV. Final (Animé)
Trevor Gureckis: Lost Generation (2012)
As modernism blossomed between 1910 and 1930, the couture houses of Paul Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin, Coco Chanel, Edward Molyneux and Jean Patou reflected a thriving, internationally influential fashion scene. Fashion designers occupied an elite status in Parisian society and mingled not only with wealthy Europeans and expatriate Americans, but also with artists, who often collaborated with them. Raoul Dufy created thousands of designs for Bianchini-Ferier, and Sonia Delaunay developed a series of "simultaneous dresses" incorporating her unique abstract patterns. Hemlines retreated and women bobbed their hair and wore trousers, while men's apparel featured wide-legged and knickerbocker pants. Bold stripes and checks were all the rage; knitwear and flannel, soft collars and single-breasted jackets added to a casual look, and athletic costumes became de rigeur for streetwear. Dashing headwear was a necessity for both men and women, fueling a bustling millinery industry where designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Caroline Reboux harnessed the energy of the modern age in their one-of-a-kind pieces.