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Saló del Tron, Palau de Pedralbes, Tuesday July 10th from 19:30 p.m

CONFERENCE: "Fashion and Beauty in Ancient Egypt"

One of the most attractive aspects of the Egyptian civilization is its highly refined aesthetic sense. The ancient inhabitants of the Nile valley enhanced their appearance with utmost care and with a strong sense of the whole: dress, make-up, jewelry and accessories were carefully selected to match each occasion.

From the sobriety of the tight tunics of the Old Empire to the voluptuousness of the pleated dresses of the New Empire, in a superposition play and transparencies loaded with suggestive sensuousness, the fashion of Ancient Egypt left a long trail which we invite you to gaze at.

Prof. Núria Castro I Jiménez, Egyptologist specialized in The Quotidian Life of Ancient Egypt. B.S. Prehistory, Ancient History and Archeology, UB (University of Barcelona)


**Your 080 pass will get you a 50% discount on the price of the exhibition.


Saló del Tron, Palau de Pedralbes, Wednesday July 11th from 12:30 a.m

The dressed body, a glance of fashion history from human body

Sílvia Ventosa is curator of the Museu Tèxtil i d'Indumentària de Barcelona and has curated the exhibition Dressing the Body, with Teresa Bastardes. She is philosopher and has a PhD in Urban Anthropology. Her lecture explores the concept of the "dressed body", a dynamic relationship, a dialogue between the body, dresses, fashion and moral, social and aesthetics codes of an historic period or a society.


Saló del Tron, Palau de Pedralbes, Friday July 13th from 12:30 a.m


December 1965. Miguel Adrover is born in the tiny village of Clonge on the island of Majorca, Spain. He leaves school at the age of 12 and goes to work in the country side on his family’s almond farm. In 1991 Miguel visits New York for the first time and soon decides to stay. 1995: he teams up with Douglas Hobs a Native American tailor. Together they launch a clothing line called Dugg. In the same year they open a store in the East Village named Horn. Horn becomes a venue for new and experimental designers such as Alexander McQueen, Bernadette Corporation and Bless, among others. In the Summer of 1999 Adrover shows his first collection “Manaus-Chiapas-NYC” at a Latin theater in New York’s Lower Eastside. Fall 2000: Miguel’s second show “Midtown” draws the likes of Ana Wintour, chief editor of American Vogue Magazine, and Cathy Horn, fashion journalist for the New York Times.

In May 2000 Miguel signs a partnership deal with the fashion conglomerate Pegasus Apparel Group. His line becomes a producible retail reality, and is being sold in stores around the world. Miguel is presented for the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for the best designer of the year on June 15th, 2000. In October that same year the Vogue fashion award nominates Miguel as best avant-garde designer of the year. February 2001: Miguel shows his fourth collection “Meeteast”, an Egyptian-inspired presentation. In September 2001 Miguel presents his fifth collection entitled “Utopia”. The partnership with Pegasus Apparel is dissoluted in October 2001 due to the world climax after September 11th. With the help of his unconditional team and little sponsors Miguel presents his next collection in September 2002: “Citizen of the World”. In September 2003 Miguel presents his first annual collection entitled “the Surrealreal World” in which he tries to show the unbalance between social classes. Adrover presents his eighth collection in September 2004 under the name “The Americans”, a second annual presentation. December 2004: M. Androver decides to move from N.Y to Majorca.

In 2007 he signs up with the German eco-organic textile company Hess-Natur. In September of the following year he presents “Hidden in Nature”. In February 2012 he presents “Out of My Mind”, his latest collection at the NY Fashion Week. Miguel’s most iconic pieces have been shown or are part of the archives of museums such as the Victoria and Albert in London, the Metropolitan M. of New York, the Bellevue Art Museum of Washington or the Reina Sofia in Madrid, among others.

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