Event, Press&PR

Dries Van Noten Midsummer Night opening 18th & 19th July


On the occasion of the last weekend of the Inspirations exhibition, MoMu and Dries Van Noten invite you during the Midsummer Night Opening Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July from 10am until midnight, with an installation by the Argentinian artist Alexandra Kehayoglou, cocktails by The Cocktail Cab, music and free guided tours at 8pm and 10pm.

Collection, Press&PR

Body meets dress, dress meets body


MoMu just acquired this dress from the iconic ‘Body meets dress, dress meets body’ collection of Comme des Garçons spring summer 1997 at the Sotheby’s auction of Didier Ludot this Wednesday.

We are happy to add this ‘Lumps and bumps’ dress in which Rei Kawakubo proposed radical new body shapes with padding and cushions which distort the idealized female silhouette.

The dress is fragile and will be conserved by MoMu so future generations can enjoy this important work by one of the greatest voices in contemporary fashion!

Exhibition, Press&PR


Photo: John Short, image courtesy Wallpaper.com

Photo: John Short, image courtesy Wallpaper.com

Take a break from the excruciating hot weather and visit the climatised ‘Dries Van Noten. Inspirations’ exhibition, where it is always 21 degrees celsius! Also how about trying Dries’ favourite recipe for lemonade, find the recipe for Van Noten’s fresh summer rosenade on Wallpaper.com? Refreshment guaranteed!


Summer schedule MoMu Library

Cover image Le Livre de la Mode à Paris, Nr. 4, 1919, MoMu Library Collection

Cover image Le Livre de la Mode à Paris, Nr. 4, 1919, MoMu Library Collection

During the summer holidays in July and August the MoMu Library will be open by appointment only. Please contact us by mail info@momu.be or call +32 3 470 27 79 to make an appointment!






WIN WIN WIN – We are giving away 5 duo tickets for the premiere of DIOR AND I on 23rd June at Bozar! Like and share the photo on the MoMu Facebook profile to enter the contest! Winners will be chosen at random on 22 June and will be contacted by us!


Dior and I, a fashion documentary, gives you a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Christian Dior fashion house with Belgian designer Raf Simons as creative director. As a viewer you get to witness the process from design to fashion show and the dedication necessary to reach perfection.

Get a little preview here!


New tour for our OKAN-audience

In February, MoMu started testing a new project for our OKAN-audience. OKAN is a class for newcomers in Belgium who are learning the Dutch language and culture. That is why our intern Jonas created the “MoMundoos” to introduce them to the world of Belgian fashion. The purpose of this interactive tour is to give the students the chance to get more comfortable using the language in everyday life and a cultural environment.

MoMu Intern Jonas - “Most students really love the clothes that are displayed and are very enthusiastic. One of the students for example said that one of the ethnic costumes reminded him of his homeland Cameroon. He told the group that the colors used in the costume are specific for each tribe.”

The tour consists of a visit to the exposition (currently Dries Van Noten. Inspirations) and the gallery with ethnical costumes. The students also learn how to embroider in an accustomed workshop. Up until now the project has been a great success according to intern Jonas, who guides the tours. MoMu hopes to continue this project in the future to give every visitor the chance to enjoy our collection.

Intern Jonas guides OKAN trough Dries Van Noten. Inspirations ©MoMu

Intern Jonas guides OKAN trough Dries Van Noten. Inspirations ©MoMu


MoMu+Friends have SWEET 18 at Kasteel d’Ursel!

This Tuesday MoMu+Friends visited the SWEET 18-exhibition now running at Kasteel d’Ursel in Antwerp. The FRIENDS, BENEFACTORS OF MOMU, enjoyed a guided tour by the curator of the MoMu-collection, Wim Mertens, who showed us the influence of the 18th century on contemporary art and design.

Wim Mertens and MoMu+Friends at Kasteel d'Ursel

Wim Mertens and MoMu+Friends at Kasteel d’Ursel

Entering the park of kasteel d’Ursel it struck us that there couldn’t be a better place for the SWEET 18-exhebition! The surroundings of the castle contributed to the nostalgic atmosphere and contrasted the contemporary artworks. During the tour, Wim gave us an insight on how the 18th century, especially the period’s most iconic figure Marie Antoinette, subtly returns in pieces by e.g. Walter Van Beirendonck, Raf Simons and Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga.

Raf Simons - Sweet 18-exposition

Raf Simons – Sweet 18-exposition

At the end of the visit we had an afternoon tea in one of the rooms of the former summer residence of d’Ursel family. The scones and macaroons with a cup of tea were the best way to end the day à la facon de Marie Antoinette.

Want to join us at our next event? Become a MoMu+Friend for only €50 and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Exceptional activities, workshops and events organised by MoMu
  • One year unlimited access to the MoMu expositions (for 2 people)
  • 10 % discount on workshops, seminars and activities by MoMu

Visit the SWEET 18-exposition until the 5th of July, more information here.


Antwerp Fashion Department presents SHOW15

One of our eye catchers in our latest exhibition Dries Van Noten. Inspirations is a silhouette from Dries’ graduation collection. It’s no secret that Dries Van Noten is one of the key figures of the prestigious Antwerp Six who all studied at and graduated from the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine arts. The Fashion Academy has successfully taken students under its wings and developed them into designers who we all know and love today! This June, it is time for the next generation to show us what they’ve got!

SHOW 15 - Royal Academy of Fine Arts - Artesis Plantijn University College

SHOW 15 – Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Artesis Plantijn University College

On June 12th & 13th 2015, the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts – Artesis Plantijn University College presents its annual fashion show at Park Spoor Noord in Antwerp.

SHOW2015 will be held on Friday June 12th and Saturday June 13th. Students from all four years will show their work in a new and challenging environment to a varied and interested audience of over 4,000 fashion enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world. An international jury of experts in fashion and creativity judges their collections and installations. The show is repeated two evenings in a row.

Tickets can be ordered via antwerp-fashion.be. Make sure not to throw the tickets away and keep them with you! Your e-ticket gives you 50% reduction off the standard rate of €8 on our latest exhibition Dries Van Noten. Inspirations on 12th, 13th and 14th June!


Summer workshops at MoMu

©MoMu Antwerp

©MoMu Antwerp

Workshops during the summer holidays at MoMu! During the summer vacation you can take part in several workshops at the museum. Visit our website and let your kids follow the footsteps of Dries Van Noten!

© MoMu

© MoMu

Event, Exhibition

Dries Van Noten @CinemaZuid in June

In June the inspirations of Dries continue to fill the movie halls of CinemaZuid. Don’t miss this last chance of seeing the films which inspired Dries Van Noten at this beautiful location in Antwerp.

A familiar looking alien lands on earth in The man who fell to earth. It’s David Bowie who plays the extraterrestrial looking for water to save his planet in the SF movie by Nicolas Roeg. As you go on a trip while watching this movie you’ll notice that Bowie is now as much as ever the most influential pop star in fashion. According to Dries he has always stayed timeless and relevant, which makes him more than qualified to join the list of inspirations.

26 June 2015 at 20u30
Tickets: €5/person
Watch the trailer here


The man who fell to earth Photo: Koen de Waal

The man who fell to earth
Photo: Koen de Waal

Howards End by James Ivory is one of the favorite films of Dries Van Noten and therefore the perfect way to end Dries Van Noten @CinemaZuid on June 28th. The movie is based on a novel of E.M. Forsters about three families in England during WWI. The families from totally different social classes cross each other’s path and that with both tragic and ironic consequences.

28 June 2015 at 18u00
Tickets: €5/person
Watch the trailer here

Howards End Photo: Koen de Waal

Howards End
Photo: Koen de Waal

If you want to see what the result is of this rich source of inspiration and  want to know which other art forms had an influence on Dries’ work, you can visit Dries Van Noten Inspirations at MoMu Antwerp. For more information about the movies and the rest of the programme you can visit www.cinemazuid.be.