Dries van Noten “Inspirations” || Musée des Arts Décoratifs || Paris || ModeArte
About the Designer
Belgian Born || ’80’s Fashion Glory || Colors || Prints || Exoticism || Embroideries || The East || Clash || Modern Art || Creativity || Dandy || History
About the Exhibition
It is not a retrospective. This is something the designer himself is quite adamant about. The exhibition is called “inspirations” and it is exactly that–a visual portrait of the van Noten’s love affairs in this world–what inspires his creativity from the exotic flowers of China, the colors of India, punk rock, ultra-modern aesthetics with streaks of dandy and victorian detailing.
I could go on describing the details of the exhibition and van Noten’s influence, but Hamish Bowles’s review of the exhibition on Vogue.com puts any attempts to pre-dommed shame. Hamish is not just king of the Dandys with some unforgettably colorful vogue editorial cameos, but the man’s a real historian with an intimidating knowledge of fashion history alongside what’s rumored to be a pretty impressive collection of antique and vintage couture.
Inside the Exhibition
Cameras were forbidden inside the exhibition, so this video was taken in stealth mode. Exhibition runs from March 1, 2014 through November 2, 2014 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.