“I have loved Toile de Jouy for a very long time. I even lined the walls of my house with it. Chantal Thomass did not hesitate to declare her love for the famous canvas, invented in Jouy-en-Josas in 1760 by Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf. The lingerie designer went to Jouy-en-Josas on Monday, October 9, for the inauguration of the exhibition “Love in the Canvas of Jouy” with which she agreed to be associated. It will be held until Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2018, in the rooms of the museum dedicated to it in Jouy-en-Josas.
It is declined around five parts: mythology, gallant scenes, great romantic loves, triumph of marriage and love without taboo. “The theme of love often comes up in the little characters who dress the web. We realized that the subject was very broad, ”underlines Esclarmonde Monteil, the museum’s curator, who mounted the exhibition. In order to highlight the many original pieces from all over France, the museum has recreated large scenes with life-size canvases that give the visitor the impression of moving in the middle of them.
Note, the exhibition ends with the reconstruction of a fitting room in the glamorous lingerie boutique of Chantal Thomass, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.
“Love in the Toiles de Jouy”, Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Château de l’Eglantine, 54, rue Charles-de-Gaulle in Jouy-en- Josas. Price: 5 and 7 €. Information on 01.39.56.48.64.