From 12 September until 16 September 2019, the Galerie des Galeries is celebrating 30 years of ANDAM with an exhibition curated by the art and design partnership M/M (Paris), revisiting three decades of style and political archives through a large chronological mural and a series of runway videos, supplemented by documents from the National Audiovisual Institute (INA).
Founded in 1989 by Nathalie Dufour and with Guillaume Houzé as its President, ANDAM, the National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts, organises an annual competition to promote and support emerging talents in French and international fashion. More than 100 prize winners have been named since the launch of the award, including many now well-known designers, such as Martin Margiela, Jean Touitou, Christophe Lemaire, Jeremy Scott, Gareth Pugh, Anthony Vaccarello, Alexandre Mattiussi and Glenn Martens, all widely recognised for their talent. Artistic directors at luxury fashion houses, independent designers and trendsetters, these forward-thinking creatives have each, in their own way, changed the course of fashion. Time has proven the popularity of their avant-garde visions, and proven ANDAM right in its choices. —Sophie Abriat.