The Sagamore Hotel Gets Cheeky with “Lingerie Francaise”
Since the debut of Art Basel in Miami Beach 15 years ago, The Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach on Collins Avenue has been a key spot for not only hosting artists and collectors, but putting on exhibitions and events through its ongoing series #SagamoreIsArt.
Headlining this year’s activities is the rather racy “Lingerie Française” exhibition (November 29–December 6), curated by French fashion historian Catherine Örmen, and presented with the Association for the Promotion of Corsetry Industries. The show looks at over 150 years of French lingerie through 100 garments. Örmen chose a selection of pieces that illustrate not the sensual nature of undergarments, but examples of key developments in fashion (such as the conical bra made to fit Dior’s post-war designs), technical innovations (like the invention of Lycra for a perkier look in the sixties), and the ever-changing silhouette and ideas of femininity (seen in a loose- fitting satin slip from the 1930s). She worked with Aubade, Barbara, Chantelle, Empreinte, Implicite, Lise Charmel, Lou, Louisa Bracq, Maison Lejaby, Passionata, and Simone Perele to pull from their archives. Fascinatingly, the women’s liberation movement and the evolution of women’s role in society can be told and traced through the evolving shapes of corsets, bras, girdles, and panties from the 19th century to today.
On view throughout the hotel are commissioned or collected works by Gilles Berquet, Lita Cabellut, Vincent Corpet, Annie Goetzinger, Margot Van Huijkelom, Frédéric Léglise, Sabine Pigalle, Mel Ramos, Tom Wesselmann, and Russell Young, part of the “Femme Fatale” concurrent exhibition that is curated by Örmen, hotel partner Ronit Neuman, and The Sagamore’s art advisor Sebastien Laboureau. The exhibition of painting, photography, and sculpture can be visited by the public during the day, or by appointment via a private tour.
The Sagamore will also close out
Miami Art Week with a special invitation-only brunch on Saturday, December 3, sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Marsh & McLennan Agency, and Unity Jets. The event will feature live music and art, including a performance by six female street artists. A portion of proceeds will go toward the Mosaic Dance Project.
To find out more about Miami Art Week 2016, pick up the new issue of Whitewaller Miami.