I have to communicate with sadness that Bernard Baschet has just passed away (1918-2015). He was the creator of the fabulous dresses in the movie Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966) directed by William Klein.
He and his brother François devoted their scientific, musical and sculptural talents to open an inclusive and social model for cultural relationships, claiming for everyone's aesthetic citizenship through the participation in art. They were aware that they were planting the seeds of a garden that will live long, blooming and offering fruits for ages. Their achievements spread around the world, and now it's our time to preserve and keep developing them.
I had the privilege to work with Bernard last year and we spoke a lot about fashion, music and sculptures for a special event 'Silence, oeuvres ouvertes'. Tiphanie Dragaud & Pierre Bal-Blanc curated me to do some research in his huge fantastic messy atelier in Paris. One year after, I showed dresses, some sculptures that had never been shown before and a lot of his 'sonic sculptures' in a big 'opera' with great musicians, models and dancers. A video and book will be released soon.