DRIES VAN NOTEN AT MUSEE DES ARTS DECORATIFS
This exhibition is the result of Dries Van Noten’s close collaboration with the Arts Decoratifs Museum, which has prompted him to use several 19th-century textile patterns in his 2014 men’s and women’s Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collections that he unveiled in Paris in June and September 2013. The very first exhibition devoted to the Belgian fashion designer’s work, it takes us on an intimate journey into his artistic universe, illustrated with his numerous sources of inspiration. He has selected anonymous 19th-century pieces and works by emblematic couturiers such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior or 1980s designers from the museum’s fashion and textile collections, to evoke intimate ‘signature’ themes such as youth, the archetype, ambiguity and passion. The show also includes photographs and videos, film clips, musical references, as well as artworks that have triggered the designer’s imagination throughout his life. Masterpieces by artists such as Bronzino, Kees Van Dongen, Yves Klein, Victor Vasarely, Francis Bacon, Elizabeth Peyton and Damien Hirst are on display in each section of the show.
>Until 31 Aug. >11am-6pm (9pm Thu). Closed Mon. >9.50€/ 8€ >Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, 1st. www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/