‘Dresses Undresses’ by Bart Hess

MoMu presents the shortfilm ‘Dresses Undressed’ by the Dutch video artist Bart Hess on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Living Fashion. Women’s Daily Wear 1750-1950′.

In order to best show the possibilities of the historical dresses from the extensive collection of the Dutch collector Jacoba de Jonge featured in this exhibition -which could be worn and/or modified in different ways- a fashion film has been made together with Bart Hess in collaboration with Harm Rensink.

Each silhouette has been filmed in various ways, often with different underclothing and accessories, with the altered silhouettes and sometimes the entire dressing process brought together in the edited film. The film shows six silhouettes, including a maternity dress, a riding habit, a remade dress, two dresses that could be used in more than one way, and a queue dress.

The production of this film has been made possible through the support of the Netherlands Consulate General, Antwerp.