Tag Archives: Happy Birthday Dear Academie

Congratulations Demna Gvasalia!

  With Balenciaga’s announcement of its appointing Demna Gvasalia as creative director, MoMu shows you a throwback photo of 2013’s Happy Birthday Dear Academie exhibition, with a silhouette of the graduation work of Demna Gvasalia. The Georgian Gvasalia graduated in  2006  with his ‘Made in Antwerp’ collection, a theme which is still present in his […]

50 Years Antwerp Fashion at Isetan Tokyo

Konichiwa! Japan’s most influential department store Isetan invited MoMu for an installation on 50 years Antwerp Fashion Department. MoMu presents the unique identity of Antwerp fashion with a selection of archive pictures and videos, the miniature mannequin dolls of the graduation silhouettes of the Antwerp Six+1 (Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk […]

HBDA exhibition guestbook

Everybody loves compliments and so do we! Every MoMu-exhibition comes with a guestbook for the visitors, and the most recent one is a real thing of beauty. A guestbook is an ideal tool for the visitors to express their opinion in a short and often anonymous way. While some of the comments have the literary […]


The ‘Happy Birthday Dear Academie’ exhibition is coming to an end but as a last treat MoMu has an offer you simply cannot refuse! We are giving away 50x ‘Happy Birthday Dear Academie’ tote bags! All you have to do is go to our Facebook page, share the giveaway status and you might be one […]

Antwerp Icons 6 more days!

6 more days to enjoy the Antwerp Icons in the city centre!

Antwerp Icons containers

Antwerp Icons containers from MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp on Vimeo. Be sure to spot the Antwerp Icons throughout the Antwerp city centre while doing your last-minute shopping! Check out the installation of the containers in this video!

Antwerp Fashion documentary on Canvas

Tonight at 9.10PM the documentary ’50 Years Fashion Academy: Stream of Talent’ will premier on the Belgian TV channel Canvas. For the year long celebration of Happy Birthday Dear Academie, Canvas made a documentary on the renowned Antwerp fashion department. Canvas and MoMu worked closely together for a year, delving into the MoMu archives of […]


MoMu’s director Kaat Debo talks to the iconic store Joyce Hong Kong during the preparations of the 50 Years Antwerp Fashion Department exhibition. More here.

Mary Prijot and the Antwerp Fashion Department

During the turbulent 1960s, the fashion and theatre costume department of the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts was founded by the then Academy director Mark Macken. He appoints Mary Prijot, pianist and artist, as the head of the new department. Under her leadership the department of decorative and fashion drawing develops into a fully-fledged […]

Joyeux Anniversaire from Jean Paul Gaultier

The presence of Jean Paul Gaultier among the jury of the Golden Spindle in 1983 gave this bygone competition an international aura, and his admiration for the talent he saw gave national fashion a tremendous confidence boost. For the catalogue ‘Fashion Antwerp Academy 50′ published by Lannoo on the occasion of the Happy Birthday Dear […]