Eternity Dress
by Saillard

For the second year Olivier Saillard has invited

the actress Tilda Swinton to appear in a piece of

performance art, part of the 42nd Paris Fall Festival.


In a global and connected world where information is instantly available,

fashion is more up-to-speed than ever. Designers release perhaps six

collections a year, creating an almost uninterrupted flow of fashion season

after season. The idea of this fast-paced and demanding rhythm has

inspired Eternity DressTilda Swinton‘s perfomance for the 42nd

Fall Festival, overseen by Olivier Saillard for Paris’ Beaux-Arts art

school. From the taking of measurements to the final assembly, the

performance breaks down the creation of a dress step by step with no

part of the process forgotten, allowing viewers a rare moment of quiet

reflection in the fast-paced world of fashion. Designed according to 

standardized techniques used in couture schools in the 1950s and 1960s,

Eternity Dress casts light on the less visible side of fashion,acting

as a symbol for dresses designed the world over. It’s an opportunity

to think about design expertise, reconnecting the natural rhythm of

creation with excellence, inseparable from the idea of time itself. 


Eternity Dress by Olivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton will be on show

from November 20 to 24 at Paris’ Beaux Arts, 16 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris.