Saturday I was impressed by the wonderful exhibition Haute-à-Porter at the Fashion Museum Hasselt (Modemuseum Hasselt) in Belgium.
An exhibition exploring questions about haute couture and prêt-à-porter, how closely are haute couture and prêt-à-porter connected, but also about the creative process and sources of inspiration.
Curator Filep Motwary: "It's the first time that the relationship between haute couture and prêt-à-porter is examined in the form of an exhaustive exhibition and also the first time that somebody argues that prêt-à-porter is overcoming haute couture."
The exhibition is divided in several themes with a selection of spectacular silhouettes from high-end designers and fashion houses. The themes are crinoline, volume, decorations and prints, draping, corsets and the classics.
The garments are eye-catching but also the stuffed animals are interesting. Filep Motwary added the animals to exhibition to show us that humans need clothes to beautify their appearance, while the animals are just beautiful the way they are! And besides this, wildlife is also an inspiration for the fashion industry!
Each theme I will explore in following posts but let us have a glimpse of the themes and the exhibition!
The first salon is really WOW! With dresses by Christian Dior, John Galliano, Thierry Mugler, Commes des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto and Viktor & Rolf and on top a moose!
Each salon is a joy to visit and I agree with Vogue that this exhibition is more than worth visiting!
Here a glimpse of the themes and salons of the exhibition and more to explore in following posts.
|John Galliano - multicoloured printed crinoline, body and corset - Autumn-Winter 2004-2005|
|Christian Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano, gold embroidered jacket and skirt - Spring-Summer 2004|
|Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton Spring-Summer 2011 (l) and Olivier Theyskens Autumn-Winter 2000-2001 (r)|
|Viktor & Rolf - white dress, blouse and skirt - spring-summer 2002|
|Yohji Yamamoto - houndstooth crinoline jacket and skirt - autumn-winter 2003-2004|
|Viktor & Rolf - The Fashion Show - trench coat-dress installation - autumn-winter 2007-2008|
|Thom Browne, roll collar round shoulder jacket in gold laminated scub jacquard with all over radial stitch - Autumn 2014|
|Iris van Herpen Haute Couture 'Hybrid Holism' blue dress - 2012|
|The art of decoration: embellishment and prints - in front Thierry Mugler's 'Cite de la Musique' blue shell dress|
|Mary Katrantzou 'Opus Mixtum' - dress, tights and blouse decorated with printed flowers - autumn 2011|
|Delpozo, poopy red silk tulle gown - autumn-winter 2015-2016|
|Chanel Haute Couture by Karl Lagerfeld - white wool dress and sneakers in white wool spring-summer 2014|
|Gaultier Paris Haute Couture - tie & dye taffeta corset dress with crinoline - spring-summer 2010|
See also my previous post about the fashion museum in Hasselt.
Haute-à-Porter in Hasselt - My visit Reviewed by Patricia Munster on 11:16:00 AM Rating: