History of Quebec Fashion with Jean-Claude Poitras - McCord Museum


Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 2 p.m.

Crédit : Françcois Couture / Credit: François Couture

Cancelled – The History of Quebec Fashion Since 1950 with Jean-Claude Poitras


The lecture planned at the Museum is cancelled, but you can watch it online.

The McCord Museum is closely monitoring current events and developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a preventive measure for their employees and visitors and following the March 14 announcement by the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, during which he declared a state of health emergency, the McCord Museum announces its temporary closure as of Sunday, March 15.

Learn more about measures implemented by the McCord Museum

In this lecture, designer Jean-Claude Poitras examines the last seven decades of fashion in Quebec. He leads us behind the scenes and retraces the moments, people and designers who have marked the Quebec fashion scene and its history. He makes us realize that fashion has a special role in bearing witness to the transformation of our society. Fashion trends have not only shaped our wardrobes, but also our mores and our openness to the world.

This lecture is presented in relation to the exhibition Jean-Claude Poitras: Fashion and Inspiration, on view at the McCord Museum until April 26, 2020.

Jean-Claude Poitras

Fashion designer, multidisciplinarian and visual artist Jean-Claude Poitras is an icon in the world of fashion and design. A journalist, lecturer, spokesperson and trend chaser with an insatiable curiosity, this born communicator has taken it upon himself to democratize all forms of design and defend the importance of fashion high and low.

Free activity, seating is limited.
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Location: J.A. Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum

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