Monthly Archives: October 2012

Paul Boudens, the man behind the MoMu logo

This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of MoMu. Ten years of the MoMu Fashion Museum: that means twenty major theme-based or designer exhibitions and countless other projects in and outside the ModeNatie building. Time and again, fashion designers, photographers, exhibition designers, artists, performers and the entire MoMu team have worked on yet another new […]

MoMu+Friends and The Friends of the Flemish Opera

On Saturday November 10th, MoMu+Friends, the friends organisation of the MoMu will receive the Friends of the Flemish Opera for a special afternoon during which the classical style of Madame Grès will meet the sound of classical music. Guests will be welcomed by a string quartet followed by a guided tour through the museum’s exhibition […]

The MoMu Effect

The Museum and Design Disciplines is an academic publication which originates in the series of research conferences organized and held at IUAV University of Venice (2011), in collaboration with Fondazione di Venezia. Edited by Maddalena Dalla Mura and Matteo Ballarin, the book aims to focus on the multifarious relationships that connect design disciplines and the […]

The pink velvet Madame Grès dress from Galliera

For our exhibition Madame Grès. Sculptural Fashion we had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with musée Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. They entrusted our museum also with the care of the conservation of a pink velvet dress and skirt from Madame Grès’s Autumn/Winter 1956 collection, inventory number 1979.24.25. The material […]

Madame Grès captured

Skimming through the pages of old fashion magazines at the MoMu Library to find a visual reference of Madame Grès’s designs is a fascinating challenge. During the Interwar period and the immediate years after the Second World War – when Grès’s career flourished – editors were more eager than ever to give imagery a timeless […]

Interview with Bob Verhelst

We sat down with artistic director and scenographer Bob Verhelst, who designed the scenography for many of MoMu’s exhibitions, including Madame Grès. How would you describe the work of a scenographer? The scenographer shapes the exhibition. Unlike the curator, who works on the content. The scenographer decides on the overall look, the hanging and placing […]

Hamish at Grès

Today we welcomed Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large for Vogue USA at the Madame Grès exhibition! Mr. Bowles is an avid collector of vintage fashion and 5 dresses from his personal collection also feature throughout the exhibition. He loved our adaptation of the orginial Galliera expo at Musée Bourdelle and was very happy to […]