Tag Archives: Chanel

From March 20th, Birds of Paradise in MoMu

The exhibition Birds of Paradise – Feathers and Plumes in Fashion is an ode to the elegance and refinement of the application of plumes and feathers in fashion and haute couture. 19th-century accessories and belle époque garments showcase the refined elegance of the changing fashions at the end of the 19th century, emphasizing ostrich, pheasant […]

The Chanel Legend at the Draiflessen Collection in Mettingen

“Fashion passes, style remains” is a famous quote by the historic fashion designer and entrepreneur Coco Chanel. With the exhibition ‘The Chanel Legend’ the Draiflessen Collection tackles the question why Coco Chanel has never yet ceased to arouse such great interest both as a person and as the brand she founded. Her biography and image […]

Sportive knitwear

Because of the way it fit the body and its breathability, knitwear was the prefered fabric for sportswear at the beginning of the 20th century.

Unravel

MoMu makes a case for knitwear. Far from being old-fashioned and dowdy, knitting is highly versatile, luxurious and a continuing source of inspiration for designers such as Ann Salens, Schiaparelli and Sandra Backlund. ‘Unravel. Knitwear in Fashion’ opens March 16th.

The little black dress

Chanel’s little black dress from 1926 was not the first black couture dress, but it became associated with the stylish, liberated new woman embodied by Gabrielle Chanel herself.

Black symposium report

At the ‘Black’ symposium, Natalie Ortega Saez discussed the technology of black dyeing, Frieda Sorber gave insight into the different levels of mourning dress, Bruno Blondé talked about black in Antwerp household interiors, Wim Mertens presented new research on French magazines, Lou Taylor explained the different stages of mourning, Emmanuelle Dirix unraveled the little black dress myth, Karen Van Godtsenhoven showed rebellious and avant-garde black, and Helena Lumelsky shared her passion for black.

‘Shades of black’ at Trajector Art Fair

Join Emmanuele Dirix at Trajector Art Fair on April 24th to discuss the folklore surrounding Chanel’s little black dress and the use of black in women’s fashion.