JOSEP FONT. BEAUTY AND RESTLESSNESS
Josep Font is widely acknowledged as one of the most prominent and personal Spanish designers from the period around the turn of the millennium. Characterised by a relentless pursuit of beauty, his work has also enjoyed extensive international acclaim.
The splendour of beauty aroused feelings of restlessness and uneasiness in Font, which may be precisely what drove his ceaseless quest to achieve it. His work is renowned for its highly architectural construction, masterful use of volume, and intricate ornamentation.
This exhibition brings together a selection of Font’s most representative ready-to-wear and haute couture designs from a career spanning over two decades. As befits the setting, it also seeks to shine a light on the many parallels between the Catalan designer and the Getaria native and master couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga.
Curator: Josep Casamartina i Parassols
Associate collaborator: Fundació Antoni de Montpalau
Museo del Traje. Centro de investigación de patrimonio etnológico, Madrid.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Consejería de Cultura, Turismo y Deporte de la Comunidad de Madrid
Images: Josep Font for Delpozo. Photography: Ernesto Artillo. Production and styling: Estudio Lara Ubago.