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Dries van Noten - Inspirations

MoMu - Musée de la mode d'Anvers, Antwerp, Belgium
12 February 2015 - 19 July 2015
  • Dries van Noten - Inspirations
    View of the exhibition "Dries van Noten - Inspirations", ModeMuseum, 2015 (ANT 57)
For the first time in his career Dries Van Noten brought together his oeuvre in an exhibition.
The exhibition brought together all the artistic fields with an assemblage of historical, pictorial, ethnic, cinematic, musical and geographic references. While stressing the influences, the analogies and the contradictions in Dries Van Noten’s work, the exhibition combined fashion design with the world of decorative and fine arts, in order to illustrate the Belgian creator’s distinctive techniques and stylistic vocabulary. Dries Van Noten has selected anonymous 19th century pieces and works by emblematic couturiers such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior, to evoke intimate subject matters such as youth, the archetype, ambiguity and passion, while highlighting his ‘signature’ themes.
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