“Lifelines”: Sheila Hicks at the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Sheila Hicks, Lifelines exhibition with Atterissage in foreground. Photo Ruth Eaton
“Lifelines”, a vast exhibition of Sheila Hicks’ work currently showing in Paris, is a riot of colour and texture that demonstrates just how much the 84-year old American artist is still at the height of her powers. Visiting it is an immersive and exhilarating experience and one that I cannot recommend highly enough. Hicks describes her work in this way: “I studied painti...

London and Paris exhibitions: Balenciaga, Pierre et Gilles, Leandro Erlich and more

Balenciaga evening dress, 1954, and X ray photo by Nick Veaney at V&A Museum. Photo Ruth Eaton
The winter months, when it’s cold and damp, seem particularly suited to visiting exhibitions (a favourite pastime for yours truly anyway) so here are a few recommendations of (fashion/textile-related) shows worth catching before they close if you’re in London or Paris.   Here in my home city, “Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion” is showing until February 18th 2018 at th...