From the 2nd of April until the 11th of September 2016 Fashion Museum Hasselt presents ‘Haute-à-Porter’, curated by the internationally acclaimed costume designer, journalist and photographer Filep Motwary.
Haute couture is synonymous with craftsmanship, luxury, extravagance and spectacle. But aren’t these typical features of contemporary prêt-à-porter? The exhibition examines this question further and researches the changing relationship and cross-fertilization between haute couture and ready to wear.
Through a variety of themes and a selection of spectacular silhouettes and accessories from high-end designers and fashion houses, the exhibition highlights the significance of haute couture for contemporary fashion. Completed with photography, film, art and music, Haute-à-Porter offers a unique insight into the fashion industry of the last 30 years.
Participant designers and houses: Dior, Chanel, Erdem, Givenchy, Haider Ackermann, Burberry, Lanvin, Rochas, Nina Ricci, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, John Galliano, Prada, Miu Miu, Dries Van Noten, Christian Lacroix, Delpozo, Jil Sander, Balmain, Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor & Rolf, Alberta Ferretti, Thierry Mugler, Anna Molinari, Ann Demeulemeester, Comme des Garçons, Giambattista Valli, Christian Louboutin, Balmain, Rick Owens, Blumarine, Undercover, Giles, Thom Browne, Marios Schwab, Sacai, Alexander McQueen, Herve L.Leroux, Anrealage, Schiaparelli, A.F. Vandevorst, Junya Watanabe, Olivier Theyskens, Gucci, Iris Van Herpen, Stephen Jones, Alexis Mabille, Pierre Hardy, Jay Briggs, Giuseppe Zanotti, Anya Caliento, Iris Schieferstein, Erik Halley, Noritaka Tatehana , Maison Martin Margiela…
Photographers and artists presented in the exhibition: Peter Lindbergh, Miles Aldridge, Nagi Sakai, Luigi and Iango, Charles Fréger, Francesco Brigida, Emma Summerton, Mikael Jansson, Erik Madigan Heck, Matthias Vriens-McGrath, René Habermacher, Michael Thompson, Fabien Baron, Thanassis Krikis, David Dunan, François Berthoud, Krishna Godhead, Sheila Metzner, Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, Michal Pudelka, Ali Mahdavi, Txema Yeste, Daniel Jackson, Kevin Tachman, Iris Van Dongen, Koen Vanmechelen, Giampaolo Sgura, Sebastian Kim, Bill Georgoussis, Tim Richardson, Matthew Brookes…
Films by : Alison Chernick, Justin Westover, and by Visionaire: Marco Adamo Graziosi & Maria Host, Stylianos Pangalos, Paris Kain…
The scenography of the exhibition is by Lien Wauters
Opening Date: 2 April, 2016
For more information: www.modemuseumhasselt.be
Opening Date: 2 April, 2016
For more information: modemuseumhasselt.be
Credits campaign: Dress Christian Lacroix Haute Couture, Fall 2002.
René Habermacher, photographer / Filep Motwary, curator & fashion editor / Ola Rudnicka, model / Panos Papandrianos, hair stylist / Yannis Siskos, make-up artist / Thibault Della Gaspera, film / Eve Demoen, production manager / Kenneth Ramaekers, project director / Sebastien Meulenberg, light assistant / Karim Nuyttens, digital assistant / Dimitris Rigas, retouching. Thanks to: Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Hasselt, Versae Vanni Next Model Management Paris, Darek Kumosa Modelplus Warsaw, Antoine Asseraf The Stimuleye, Modemuseum Hasselt © Expo images /Set Up Kristof Vrancken