Fans: holders of secrets
This special exhibition features over 200 fans from Madame Volet’s unique private collection. Fans have played a major role in the social life of different eras over the centuries. The various types, including brisé fans, folding fans, cabriolet fans and balloon fans, have reflected the prevailing trends in art as well as the intellectual and cultural climate. Fans have been considered a status symbol and an essential fashion accessory. They have served as an advertising medium and even had a secret language of their own.