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Put it on! Le Luxembourg s’habille

La mode et le vêtement dans la photographie au Luxembourg

— 15/09/2024
11:00 - 19:00
13/07/2024 — 15/09/2024
11:00 - 19:00
Ratskeller exhibition space (rue du Curé)

Free entrance

Clothes are more than just mere pieces of fabric used to dress or adorn humans; they are also a reflection of the society in which we live. For centuries, clothing was primarily a means of identifying the profession or social position of its wearer. However, as society has evolved to become more fluid and individualistic, so too has the role of clothing. Today, garments do much more than offer protection and warmth: they are a canvas for expressing personality and individual preferences.

Fashion not only keeps our wardrobes ever-changing, but also reflects political, economic and social changes. In this context, fashion can, for example, be an expression of adaptation or rebellion, signal social upheaval or, on the contrary, uphold tradition. However, even as clothing becomes more individualized, it often follows trends that reflect the desire to belong to and be accepted by a particular group.

In this exhibition, the Photothèque explores the evolution of fashion in Luxembourg since the beginning of the 20th century. It contrasts professional attire and formal wear with the casual styles popular among youth in the 1970s. At the beginning of the 20th century, women and men from the bourgeoisie had their portraits taken highlighting their rather upscale lifestyle through their clothes. The many fashion shows held in Luxembourg City illustrate the link between fashion and the pursuit of beauty. A stroll past the city’s shop windows and traditional boutiques invites visitors to explore this dynamic. While fashion is ephemeral, the desire of every individual to position themselves in their social context has persisted throughout the centuries.

Exhibition opening

Friday 12 July at 17:00

Free entrance, no prior registration needed
Photographs will be taken during the opening for Cercle Cité's communication. If you do not wish to appear on them, please contact Cercle Cité's reception staff.

Exhibition opening 12.07.2024 - 17:00
Photothèque de la Ville de Luxembourg
Christian Aschman and Gaby Sonnabend

Framework programme

Guided tour

Curatorial tour

In the frame of the Put it on! Le Luxembourg s'habille exhibition

Organized by Photothèque de la Ville de Luxembourg

13/07/2024 11:00 - 12:00
07/09/2024 11:00 - 12:00


Tour of the former fashion shops in Luxembourg

In the frame of the Put it on! Le Luxembourg s'habille exhibition

Organized by Photothèque de la Ville de Luxembourg

04/08/2024 14:30 - 16:00
14/09/2024 14:30 - 16:00

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