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New Acquisitions: 15 silhouettes from Dirk Van Saene!

For the exhibition Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia held in MoMu earlier this year Dirk Van Saene selected 15 of his own creations to show in the round space. Shown on turning mannequins they gave a brief but remarkable overview of the oeuvre of one of the famous Antwerp Six,holding all typical characteristics of […]

“A Magazine Curated By”, the Research

MoMu’s library collection aims to help those who want to learn more about fashion. Researchers find their way to the library and one of them is Saul Marcadent, a PhD candidate in Fashion design at Iuav University of Venice. Among his research interests, the relations between publishing, fashion and visual culture, with a special focus […]

Natan. The Dress – Documentary

In 2016, Belgian fashion house Natan gifted MoMu a couture creation. As a result of this gift, the ModeMuseum has created a film documenting the entire design and manufacturing process of the dress. The film records the various stages of the creative process of the dress: from the early design idea, the first sketch and […]

Natan. The Dress expo until 26 February 2017 at MoMu!

Great news! Due to the success of our Natan. The Dress expo, MoMu has decided to extend the expo until 26th February 2017! The expo has already attract 17.000 visitors since its opening in October! Expect a selection of unique Natan creations and a couture gown that was gifted to MoMu. Natan. The Dress in […]

Helmut Lang & The (a)typical Dress

In 2005, Austrian designer Helmut Lang resigned as creative director of his namesake label to focus on his new career as a fine artist. A few years later, he donated a large volume of his fashion archive to museums worldwide. MoMu was very pleased to welcome this enigmatic evening dress that is at once typical […]

Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia has reached 12.000 visitors in its first month!

  Fantastic news! MoMu’s latest expo Rik Wouters & the Private Utopia has reached 12.000 visitors in its first month! Deputy Province of Antwerp, Luk Lemmens: “We are celebrating the 100th death anniversary of the painter Rik Wouters. We are excited that this collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp has started this successfully!” […]

Working with the MoMu/UA study collection: Learning About Degradation

Bonnet (1880 – 1910) Inventory number: 80335 Materials and techniques: Cotton; Silk; Linen; Lace; Velvet   Before the start of a conservation treatment, a series of analyses have to be performed. Choices made during conservation decision making are based on the results of those analyses. One topic to explore is the cause of degradation. This […]

We are closed!

Game Changers is a wrap! We are officially closed until 16th September. We hope to see you on 17th September with our brand new expo Rik Wouters & The Private Utopia.

Museum Night at MoMu

On Saturday 6th August between 7pm and 1am, you can discover the Antwerp museums in a different light. In addition to the permanent collection and exhibitions of 22 museums in Antwerp, you can also enjoy nightly tours, summer bars, a seductive dance initiation, concerts, … But the party does not stop there because the night […]

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 […]