Representative fashion designer/ stylist of the cultural movement called la movida in Spain, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada introduces us to her very colourful universe in la Piscine, Museum of Roubaix in Northern France.
La Piscine, Museum of Art and Industry. Located on the unique site of the former art déco swimming pool, the museum includes collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, textiles, design, ceramics of the 19th century.
The exhibition :
In the early 1980s, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada burst onto Spain’s fashion scene in Madrid, and soon became one of the main promoters of the movida madrilne, a sociocultural revolution which took place in the city.
In the first room of this exhibition, we discover a drawing selection, where she pays tribute to artists she admires such as the American artist Sean Scully, autoportraits “à la” Andy Warhol, and a Paco Rabanne-inspired dress.
She then allows us to penetrate in her garden, a huge green room, where we can admire 80 emblematic dresses : sweathearts, explosive colours, flowers, cage dress, fish dress ; each piece being an artwork.
Her imagination and audacious creations make her one of the most famous Spanish stylists of our times.
Till august 30. (2009).