Harper's Bazaar: First in Fashion Opens at Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Musée des Arts Décoratifs' latest retrospective takes fashion in bold, new directions by celebrating the groundbreaking work of Iris van Herpen. More than 100 stunning haute couture pieces created by the daring fashion designer are presented alongside contemporary artwork by such artists as Collectif Mé and Kate MccGwire, design pieces by Neri Oxman and Ren Ri, and items from the natural sciences, including skeletons and fossils.
Running through April 28, 2024, Iris van Herpen. Sculpting the Senses is touted by the museum as an exhibition that "question[s] the place of the body in space, its relationship to clothing and its environment, and its future in a rapidly changing world." The immersive experience hews to nine themes and illustrates how van Herpen infuses fashion with art, chemistry, dance, physics, architecture, biology, design, and technology to create her breathtaking, avant-garde line.
The Netherlands-born van Herpen worked with British fashion designer Alexander McQueen and Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra before founding Maison Iris van Herpen in Amsterdam in 2007. Her brand's never-predictable, always provocative creations marry cutting-edge techniques with lavish materials.
GRoW is honored to sponsor this exhibition and continue its longtime support of Musée des Arts Décoratifs.