Museum night at the Fashion Museum

Right Image: Pierrette Costume, ca. 1900 Jacoba de Jonge Collection J268, Illustration: Sebastiaan Van Doninck

This year’s Antwerp Museum Night will take place on Saturday, August 4th. From 7PM, museums in the city are opening their doors for an alternative museum evening. They will present their respective collections and exhibitions, but they will also be organizing exceptional activities.

MoMu is taking part in this year’s Museum Night with the exhibition, ‘Living Fashion’.

Who has not dreamed of dressing up in the rich apparel of such 19th century figures as Marie-Antoinette or Madame de Pompadour? Even in the 19th century, gowns and dresses like these were highly popular attire for costume and masked balls.

Together with Diesel Black Gold and RA, MoMu will bring this atmosphere to life with a unique and magical costume ball. Fashionable masks, music and decor adapted for the occasion, and the presentation of historic masquerade gowns make the party complete. For all those with a sweet tooth, there are scrumptious macarons!

Be prepared …
Museumnacht / Museum Night – Saturday, 4 August 2012 – 7Pm until 1AM
MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp, Nationalestraat 28, 2000 Antwerp

open from 7PM, free entrance to Museum Night ticket holders

starts at 9PM in the hall of the museum, free to mask wearers (masks also available at the entrance desk), strict dresscode
music by Pop Rules, Jay and Soehindro
‘special cake entertainment’ by Miss Suzon
cocktails by RA Kitchen
set design by the Moodstudio