Temporary exhibition

Thursday October 24, 2019 — Sunday April 26, 2020

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Jean-Claude Poitras: Fashion and Inspiration

Explore the sources of inspiration and the creative work of Montreal designer Jean-Claude Poitras.

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.

  • Michel Gagné, <i>Photograph of Jean-Claude Poitras and model Colette Chicoine</i>, about 1975. Gift of Jean-Claude Poitras. M2005.78.1295 © McCord Museum
  • Unknown photographer, <i>Models wearing Jean-Claude Poitras</i>, 1980-1990. Gift of Jean-Claude Poitras, M2005.78.1351 © McCord Museum
  • Manteau/Coat, 1983. Marque/Label: Jean Claude Poitras Boutique. Fabricant/Manufacturer: Nota Bene Design Inc. Don de/Gift of Jean-Claude Poitras. M2005.78.2.1-2 © Musée McCord Museum
  • Robe/Dress, 1984-1985. Marque/Label: Jean Claude Poitras. Fabricant/Manufacturer: PFranck Importations Ltd. M2008.134.1 © Musée McCord Museum
  • Ensemble, 1998. Marque/Label: Bof! Jean Claude Poitras. Fabricant/Manufacturer: Fashion Société Design Inc. Rayon. M2005.78.18.1-3 © Musée McCord Museum
  • Manteau/Coat, 1990. Marque/Label: Jean Claude Poitras Design. Fabricant/Manufacturer: Poitras Design-Irving Samuel Canada Inc. Don de/Gift of Jean-Claude Poitras. M2005.78.6.1-2 © Musée McCord Museum
  • Manteau/Coat, 1994. Marque/Label: Bof! Jean Claude Poitras. Fabricant/Manufacturer: Poitras Design-Irving Samuel Canada Inc. Don de/Gift of Jean-Claude Poitras. M2005.78.7 © Musée McCord Museum

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

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