women in orient

visuel de la couverture du catalogue Mangareva

Women in Orient seen by Christian Lacroix, the catalogue for the exhibition, is an invitation to discover the ancient art of dress of women of the Near East.

”It is an anthem to women, a tribute to those who over the centuries have sought to create ways to beautify themselves or simply to exist within a society that has long marginalised them. By their hands, their actions, their tastes and talents, they have given a part of themselves to fabrics and silk or cotton threads, by designing each piece as a work of art.” Hana Al-Banna Chidiac, exhibition curator


  • 164 pages in 22 x 28 cm format
  • 100 colour illustrations
  • Hardcover edition: €32
  • 9782357440272
  • Co-published by musée du quai Branly and Actes Sud

buy the catalogue Women in Orient seen by Christian Lacroix (museum shop website, opens in new window)