Last Saturday, MoMu+Friends, the friends organization of our museum, took off to Paris to visit de Dries Van Noten – Inspirations exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs. We could not have wished for a more beautiful day in Paris, both the exhibition and the city were a sight to behold.
The sun had already risen when we left Antwerp in the early morning. The bus trip passed quickly and smoothly as we watched Diane Vreeland’s They Eye Has To Travel and held the first part of our fashion quiz. The quiz was especially created for this trip and tested MoMu+Friends and MoMu staff on their knowledge of MoMu and Dries Van Noten! It definitely wasn’t easy, but then again, the winner received the Dries Van Noten – Inspirations catalogue!
We arrived at Les Arts Décoratifs perfectly on time, where two guides took us around the Inspirations exhibition. The exhibition was stunning and mesmerizing, displaying not only silhouettes by Dries Van Noten, but also historical silhouettes and art works that inspire Dries Van Noten’s work. The exhibition truly felt like a trip through the mind and world of the designer.
After the exhibition, we had a few precious hours to ourselves in a city drenched in sunshine. All participants made utmost use of their time, whether it was shopping, lunching, visiting other exhibitions or simply relaxing in one of the city’s beautiful parks. At the end of the afternoon, we all had to hop back on the bus. Although we agreed that it was much too short, we all had an inspiring and an invigorating excursion.
We would like to thank everyone for attending this excursion and hope you will join us on the next one! Also interested in the benefits of the MoMu+Friends, subscribe here!