Jeu, Set et Mode
In May 2015, the museum will host a temporary exhibition on the subject of Tennis and Fashion.
The exhibition Jeu, Set et Mode will link the courts and the garden parties to the haute couture catwalks, combining two universes which are mutually inspirational and constantly feeding off one another’s influences.
The exhibition opens with a retrospective of clothing on court, from the 1900s to the present day, focusing on the trends and the major changes in every era.
As well as this walk down memory lane, a thematic thread will symbolise the links between sport and fashion, featuring Suzanne Lenglen and Jean Patou, the players and the fashion designers of the 1970s, the emergence of the big equipment manufacturers, examples of tennis borrowing from haute couture and prêt-à-porter and much more. The inextricable links between the two worlds will be illustrated by various rare and iconic items of clothing as well as a some unique illustrations and plenty of other visuals.
With the support of many prestigious names as well as the French heritage fund, the FFT Museum is looking forward to treating visitors to a unique, top-quality thematic exhibition.
Second lives is a double exhibition project aimed at illustrating the recycling of used sports equipment and art as a vector of communication for the importance of sustainable development. The project focuses on two themes – one of them educational, the other artistic – to make the public aware of the importance of sustainable consumption and production in sport. It features objects and raw materials obtained from used sports equipment to show how they can enjoy a second life.
This project is part of an initiative jointly run by the French Ministry for Culture and Communication and the French Ministry for Cities, Youth and Sports.
It is a travelling exhibition which will be installed for six months in the French Tennis Federation museum from May 2015.