Tag Archives: Madame Grès

Packing for Paris

The exhibition Madame Grès. Sculptural Fashion is now closed! Thanks for everybody who visited the expo! MoMu is excitingly setting up a brand new expo. This means that the mannequin plinths have done their job showcasing the sculptural dresses of Madame Grès. They are set aside to make room for another mind-blowing setting and are […]

MoMu’s Twitter Celebration!

It is that festive time of year and MoMu is giving away Christmas surprises! Make a photo of the Madame Grès exhibition, upload it to Twitter and include the hashtag #momuantwerp and @reply @momuantwerp. Each week, the best photo wins a MoMu Christmas surprise! The Christmas surprise includes the catalogues: Veronique Branquinho – Moi Veronique, […]

One Thousand Pleats: Christmas Workshops for Children

On the occasion of the expo Madame Grès. Sculptural Fashion, the MoMu presents ‘One Thousand Pleats’, a workshop for children from 7 to 12 years during the Christmas holidays. Get the opportunity to learn to sculpt and drape like Madame Grès! Workshop 1 – for children from 7 to 9 years What: active tour at […]

The pink velvet Madame Grès dress from Galliera

For our exhibition Madame Grès. Sculptural Fashion we had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with musée Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. They entrusted our museum also with the care of the conservation of a pink velvet dress and skirt from Madame Grès’s Autumn/Winter 1956 collection, inventory number 1979.24.25. The material […]

Madame Grès captured

Skimming through the pages of old fashion magazines at the MoMu Library to find a visual reference of Madame Grès’s designs is a fascinating challenge. During the Interwar period and the immediate years after the Second World War – when Grès’s career flourished – editors were more eager than ever to give imagery a timeless […]

Interview with Bob Verhelst

We sat down with artistic director and scenographer Bob Verhelst, who designed the scenography for many of MoMu’s exhibitions, including Madame Grès. How would you describe the work of a scenographer? The scenographer shapes the exhibition. Unlike the curator, who works on the content. The scenographer decides on the overall look, the hanging and placing […]

Hamish at Grès

Today we welcomed Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large for Vogue USA at the Madame Grès exhibition! Mr. Bowles is an avid collector of vintage fashion and 5 dresses from his personal collection also feature throughout the exhibition. He loved our adaptation of the orginial Galliera expo at Musée Bourdelle and was very happy to […]

10 Years MoMu!

Tomorrow, MoMu celebrates its 10th anniversary!! That day, visitors will be treated with free entrance to the exhibition Madame Grès. Sculptural Fashion. As a city of fashion at the beginning of the new millennium, Antwerp was able to look back on two incredible decades, set in motion by the success of The Antwerp Six and […]

Renato Nicolodi

Conceptually, the design of the exhibition at MoMu is consistent with the sculptural fashion of Madame Grès. The original exhibition by Musée Galliera took place in the beautiful spaces of the Musée Bourdelle, housing the former studios of the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. Her silhouettes were on display amongst the monumental Bourdelle sculptures. In Antwerp, it […]

Madame Grès. Sculptural Fashion

From September 12th, 2012 till February 10th, 2013 MoMu presents MADAME GRÈS. Sculptural Fashion, an overview of the work of the Parisian couturier, Madame Grès (1903– 1993). Madame Grès felt herself as much a sculptor as a fashion designer: ‘I wanted to become a sculptor. For me, working with stone or fabrics is the same […]