The Success of a Montreal Brand: Parachute In New York

Fashion at the Museum

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 12 p.m.

Albert Sanchez, Models wearing the Spring-Summer 1985 collection at the 456 North Camden Drive store, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, 1985. Lent by Nicola Pelly. © Albert Sanchez

The Success of a Montreal Brand: Parachute In New York

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Join Morgan Allard for a discussion about the label’s concept stores in New York and their role in the international success of the Montreal brand.

After opening its first store in Montreal, Parachute inaugurated a second one in New York’s Soho district in 1980. Morgan Allard, co-owner of the New York stores at the time, will take us back to the Parachute experience of the 1980s in the United States and the influence of architecture and celebrities.

Lecture—in conjunction with the exhibition Parachute: Subversive Fashion of the ’80sin English followed by a discussion with the public in French and in English.

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Free online activity presented on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 12 p.m.
The event will take place online on Zoom and will be broadcast live on the Museum’s Facebook page.
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The events are hosted by Stéphane Le Duc, journalist for Dress to KILL magazine, teacher at the École supérieure de mode ESG UQAM and associate curator of the exhibition Parachute: Subversive Fashion of the ’80s.
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