Tilda Swinton / Olivier Saillard

The Impossible Wardrobe

Archive 2012

The Impossible Wardrobe
A performance
Concept, Olivier Saillard, director of musée Galliera, 
fashion museum of the city of Paris
This performance is subject of a film realised by Katerina Jebb 
Production, Première Heure, Psycho, Paris
Lighting Design, Stéphanie Daniel
Music, MODE-F
With Tilda Swinton
Coproduction Musée Galliera ; Palais de Tokyo ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
With the support of Crédit Municipal de Paris
Partnership with France Inter

In a fashion museum like Galliera, thousands of clothes from various historical times are carefully stored – often never to be worn again.
Tilda Swinton learned the minute gestures of the fashion archivist and invented others, chaste or romantic. In a mysterious fashion show, she showcases precious dresses in a restrained ritual, reviving the hidden histories weaved into the fabrics.