Exhibition: “Dare to Wear: Art as Fashion”

Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
August 18 – December 8, 2013

Dare to Wear: Art as Fashion explores the intersection of artwork and body adornment. The artists and designers featured in the exhibition consider how the shape, form and scale of jewelry and garments relate to the body. The pieces are technically wearable, but because of their sculptural quality they might be considered radical for daily attire.


The Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp is undoubtedly one of the world’s most prestigious fashion design schools. The Fashion Department, dedicated to fashion and theatre costume design was, founded 50 years ago by Mary Prijot. From the 1980s, under the inspired leadership of Linda Loppa and Walter Van Beirendonck, respectively, the school underwent unprecedented internationalisation and professionalisation. The generation of Martin Margiela and the Antwerp Six – Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs, Walter Van Beirendonck and Marina Yee – played a crucial role in this process. This book takes a closer look at the 50-year history of the Antwerp Fashion Department, its exceptional educational methodology, the annual year-end fashion shows and the work of its various generations of graduates, including such resounding names as Veronique Branquinho, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx (A.F. Vandevorst), Bernhard Willhelm, Peter Philips, Olivier Rizzo, Bruno Pieters, Kris Van Assche, Christian Wijnants, Peter Pilotto and Haider Ackermann, many of whom grew to become internationally admired designers, stylists, art directors or makeup artists, or to fi ll in fluential positions for or behind the scenes of the renowned fashion houses. With the help of unique written and visual documentation of the Antwerp Fashion Department, this book illustrates how it has been at the heart of the Antwerp fashion story for more than 50 years.

For more information or exchange questions, feel free to contact: info@momu.be

276 pages, illustrated, 23 × 29 cm, hardcover, English or Dutch
Lannoo, Tielt 2013
ISBN-13: 9789401409407

Exhibition: Dior, Balmain, Saint Laurent: Elegance & Ease”

Exhibition:  Dior, Balmain, Saint Laurent:  Elegance & Ease

Cocktail Dress:  Christian Dior, 1948. Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary, donated by Mrs. Celia May Brumm. 1987.22.9A-C. The Mint Museum

Where:  The Mint Museum, Charlotte, N. Carolina

When:  Through Jan. 12, 2014

“This special exhibition, drawn entirely from the Mint’s Fashion Collection, features thirty exquisite designs by these three French Masters and the unique approach each brought to the fashion world. Curator tours will be presented throughout the run of the exhibition. Organized by The Mint Museum.”

Exhibition: “All Dressed Up: Fashions for Children & Their Families

Exhibition:  “All Dressed Up:  Fashions for Children & Their Families

Where:  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

When:  Through December 1, 2013

Girl’s Dress, c. 1842-45
Wool plain weave, wool braid, silk twill ribbon
Gift of Mrs. H. H. La Ment, 1966
1966-192-5, Philadelphia Museum of Art

All Dressed Up: Fashions for Children and Their Families focuses on clothing from the late  eighteenth through mid-twentieth centuries, comparing and contrasting adults’ apparel with  children’s smaller styles. Garments and accessories from the Museum’s collection explore how  evolving concepts of childhood have shaped what was considered appropriate in the past, and  the relationship of young styles to those of adults; why girls and small boys both wore skirts;  the reason for extreme fashions like hoopskirts; who wore fancy clothes; and how children were  expected to behave where these clothes.”