France can lay claim to a significant number of world-changing inventions and innovations, from the Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon and the Concorde’s sonic boom, to pioneering the fashion industry, self-assembling shoes, live surgeries, and 3D printed aneurysms.
This spring, the French Cultural Center / Alliance Française of Boston and Cambridge is pleased to present “French Innovation,” its latest cultural program series. Each program in the series will explore the history of an industry, present its evolution and current landscape, and welcome a modern-day innovator who will introduce us to a groundbreaking product.
Fashion plays a significant cultural, societal, and economic role in France. The second program in our French Innovation series will explore this French staple, from the fashion of its royal courts to the country’s indefatigable status as a pioneer in fashion and luxury innovation today.
Speakers include Gwen van den Eijnde, of RISD, and Christophe Gubéran, a Swiss industrial designer, from the MIT Self-Assembly Lab.