Breaking News: Details about Couture Dress Exhibit

Well this morning I woke up to an email from Patriksson Communications sharing with me the details of the exhibition that I first speculated about on Twitter. 

Since this tweet, numerous different media outlets have reported on my speculation, and the Royal Court revealed that it was not an exhibition that they were putting on, but rather it was being put on by Sven-Harry's Art Museum and while it was not an exhibit on Nobel Gowns, it was rather an exhibit on Couture Fashion. 

Charles Hammarsten

Charles Hammarsten

I can now reveal that exhibit will focus on the Courtier Secrets. Below is an excerpt from that I have been told. 

The exhibition puts the light on the mythical haute couture fashion and its role in today's fashion climate as well as what directions couture can take in the future. With couture garments from international fashion makers like Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen / Givenchy, Balmain, Castillo, Louis Vuitton and Stéphane Rolland, and Swedish creators like Pär Engsheden and Bea Szenfeld, the exhibition explores the couture world secrets and gives the visitor a unique insight into usually closed processes. The exhibition includes a number of dresses from the Swedish and Danish courts.
Charles Hammarsten

Charles Hammarsten

The exhibit begins on 26 January and goes until 2 April. The designers who will be showcased include:

Balenciaga
Alexander McQueen/Givenchy
Stéphane Rolland
Louis Vuitton
Jacques Zehnder
Jørgen Bender
Castillo
Balmain
Augusta Lundin
Pär Engsheden
Ida Sjöstedt
Bea Szenfeld
Sarah Hayes & Aspar Karahynseinov – H&M

Charles Hammarsten

Charles Hammarsten

The exhibit features 2 of the Queen's gowns, and from the photos provided, 2 of the Crown Princess's gowns and at least one of Princess Sofia. 

Charles Hammarsten

Charles Hammarsten

The exhibition was created by a working group who worked on ideas and content for three years. Creative Directors for the exhibition are Pär Engsheden and Ingrid Giertz-Mårtenson. Guest curator and editor of the exhibition's catalog is Ulrika Kyaga. The stage designer and designer for the exhibition is, Johan Svensson. He is the Creative Director of Vogue UK, is former Art Designer for Vogue Paris and Design Director for W Magazine.

Charles Hammarsten

Charles Hammarsten

I am pretty excited that I was able to correctly identify the gowns shown on the piece of paper in the Queen's hand during the year's Året med Kungafamiljen. If anyone is able to go to the exhibition- please be in contact and let us know how it was and maybe you would be willing to share a few photos on the blog! 

Charles Hammarsten

Charles Hammarsten

Huge thanks to Patricksson Communication for sending me this information as well as these pictures. If you have any further press related questions about the exhibit, they are the ones who are handling press for the exhibit and would be the ones to contact.