Tag Archives: Game Changers

Cristóbal Balenciaga: The cocoon silhouette vs the New Look

Haute couture is like an orchestra, for which only Balenciaga is the conductor. The rest of us are just musicians, following the directions that he gives us. – Christian Dior These words famously pronounced by Christian Dior in 1955, at the height of his own career, perfectly summarize Cristóbal Balenciaga’s undisputed leading role in fashion […]

Looking back towards the future: the work of Issey Miyake

At the close of Balenciaga’s house in 1968, Issey Miyake witnessed, as a design assistant at the atelier of Guy  Laroche, the May 1968 student revolts in Paris, with the motto “sous les pavés la plage”. The freedom and rebellious, creative spirit of these revolts inspired Miyake: when he established his own house in 1970, […]

Game Changers: The Conservation of a Balenciaga Dress

With our newest exhibition Game Changers, MoMu wanted to tell the story of how Balenciaga and the generations after have changed the feminine silhouette from waist-obsessed to free form. To portray this liberating story, MoMu acquired the most astonishing pieces from the Balenciaga archives. But not all of them were in the greatest conditions. Thankfully, our […]

Game-Changing Moments, Paco Rabanne’s 1966 Manifesto collection

“I have always had the impression of being a time accelerator. Of going as far as is reasonable for one’s time and not indulge in the morbid pleasure of the known things, which I view as decay. I talk of mutation, of the unquenchable thirst for novelty, and of permanent rupture. To be fixed in […]

MoMu Sessions 11|05|2016

As a little something extra to the Game Changers expo, MoMu will be organizing MoMu Sessions on the 11th May! We have invited a panel of speakers ready to tell you more about the game-changing phenomenon in fashion. Sushi and drinks will be provided to close everything off in style! Excited yet? Head over to […]

Heritage Day: Rituals, Traditions & Dreams at MoMu

It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate cultural heritage during Heritage Day on Sunday, 24 April! This year it is all about rituals! MoMu will be organizing some great activities for you and your family & friends to enjoy! First of all, visitors can visit our newest exhibition ‘Game Changers. Reinventing the 20th Century […]

Martin Margiela: Silhouette Transformations

The influence of Martin Margiela on today’s fashion world cannot be underestimated: his challenge to the status quo of the fashion system, the status of the designer, model and the concept of the garment itself have changed the industry forever, and the consequences are still widely felt today. By looking at the designer through these […]

Book: Fashion Game Changers

Fashion Game Changers traces radical innovations in Western fashion design from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Challenging the traditional silhouettes of their day, fashion designers such as Madeleine Vionnet and Cristóbal Balenciaga began to liberate the female body from the close-fitting hourglass forms which dominated European and American fashion, instead enveloping […]

Game Changers: The Blogger Event!

MoMu invited bloggers to come and enjoy an exclusive guided tour of its newest expo ‘Game Changers. Reinventing the 20th Century Silhouette’! Special thanks to Shu Uemura, Bionina, Cointreau Fizz Cocktail, Fujifilm and Unlimited Ears for making this all happen! Photos of the event are all on our facebook page!  

Game Changers: The Scenography

With every exhibition, MoMu takes great pride in the scenography. For the ‘Game Changers’ exhibition, the one and only Bob Verhelst collaborated amazingly with our MoMu team to create a piece of game-changing heaven! All our scenography images are uploaded on our Facebook page!