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A Brilliant donation

A donation from the Belgian leather good's house Delvaux to the MoMu Collection, Photo: MoMu

A donation from the Belgian leather good’s house Delvaux to the MoMu Collection, Photo: MoMu

Who doesn’t love receiving gifts? At MoMu, we surely do and our most favourite gifts are new additions to our Collection. For our upcoming exhibition MoMu Now, the Belgian luxury leather goods house Delvaux donated a copy of one its most iconic bags: the Brillant!

The black medium-sized Brillant from 2014 is the third Brilliant featuring in our collection. The two other Brillant versions are a red transparent vinyl one from 2012 named “Chaperon Rouge” and a colourless transparent vinyl one named “Noces d’Or” from 2008. Each of them are very special limited editions. The “Noces d’Or”, for example, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Brillant.

A donation from the Belgian leather good's house Delvaux to the MoMu Collection, Photo: MoMu

A donation from the Belgian leather good’s house Delvaux to the MoMu Collection, Photo: MoMu

You would not expect it, but the Brillant is already a 50 year legend. The Brillant was originally designed by Paule Goethals for the hostesses of the 1958 World Fair in Brussels and ever since has been a classic of the house. The bag has been spotted on the arms of royalties, celebrities and fashion lovers worldwide.

We invite you to come and admire our three Brillants and all the other recent acquisitions in our collection during the exhibition MoMu Now from September 25 onwards. If you want learn more about Delvaux, come and visit our library to see the catalogue of the exhibition Delvaux: 180 Years of Belgian Luxury that MoMu hosted in 2008.

Thank you Delvaux for this brilliant donation!