Jean-Claude Poitras : fashion and inspiration - October 24th to April 26th

Musée McCord
Montréal, QC H3A 1E9
Thursday, October 24, 2019 to Sunday, April 26, 2020
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The exhibition sheds light on the creative world of Montreal designer Jean-Claude Poitras. It takes a look at the man who left his mark on prêt-à-porter in Montreal and the rest of Canada over the course of a prolific career spanning more than three decades, from the 1970s to the 2000s. Clothing, objects, archival material and multimedia displays reveal the designer’s personality and his three major sources of inspiration: family and religion, muses and film, and travel.

This exhibition was organized jointly by the McCord Museum and the Musée de la civilisation.

Photo : Marilyn Aitken

Special event to note on your agenda:

Conversation with Jean-Claude Poitras on November 13th at 6 PM.
In the context of the exhibition Jean-Claude Poitras: Fashion and Inspiration presented at the McCord Museum, Stéphane Le Duc will discuss with this Quebec designer who has made his mark on the ready-to-wear industry. The conversation will revolve around his beginnings, his background, his vision and his passion for fashion. Discussion in French followed by a bilingual question period.

After Hours at the McCord on November 21st
An After Hours at the McCord evening for young adults will give them a chance to tour the exhibition in a relaxed atmosphere and discover the environmentally responsible Slow Fashion movement.

Presentation of a documentary on January 30th, 2020
Poitras will present the documentary Jeanne Moreau, l’affranchie, as part of the FIFA at the McCord Museum programming, in conjunction with the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA).

Les Belles Soirées of the Université de Montréal on February 4 and 11, 2020
Poitras will be giving two talks on the history of fashion in Quebec since 1950 as part of Les Belles Soirées of the Université de Montréal.

Discussion with Jean-Claude Poitras and invited designers on April 1, 2020
As part of the Fashion at the Museum series of talks, he and guest designers will discuss inspiration, collaboration and artistic influence.

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