"Haute couture in the spotlight.The Cognac-Jay Museum has given carte blanche to Christian Lacroix for this exhibition. Established in 1927 at the initiative of the founder of La Samaritane, Ernest Cognacq, in 1990 the museum moved into the hotel Donon, a renovated sixteenth-century building in the Marais. It presents fine 18th century Parisian decorative arts works, selected by the founder through the prism of the Goncourt "taste", displayed to the public in atmospheres reminiscent of the eighteenth century woodwork, alternating with presentation galleries. Known for his regular work with museums, Christian Lacroix has accepted the dual challenge of choosing his own thread for the exhibition visit, and also incorporating a theme central to his artistic approach: that of costume. Textile works dialogue with the museum's collections, anchored in their historical context, and an echo comes in the form of contemporary installations selected for their relationship with the Enlightenment".