Dries Van Noten: Inspirations
Exhibition, MoMu Mode Museum, Antwerp, Belgium, 13 February – 19 July.
This is the first time that Dries Van Noten has revealed his oeuvre in an exhibition. Rather than a classic retrospective, it is a glance into the designer's creative world. To this end, Van Noten was given access to the extensive Fashion and Textiles archives of Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Through various themes, he offers a visually impressive insight into his works, his creative processes, and his sources of inspiration. Illustrated with an exclusive selection of modern and classic art, a number of valuable pieces from the Fashion and Textiles collection of Les Arts Décoratifs, and film fragments that have inspired Van Noten throughout his career, the objects are brought face to face with an overview of the designer’s most important pieces.