Tag Archives: Olivier Theyskens

Nina Ricci through the eyes of Olivier Theyskens. History, dance and a romantic view on femininity.

The MoMu collection has more than doubled since its opening in 2002 due to donations or long term loans. Within the wide variety of new acquisitions, a returning theme caught the attention: the references to haute couture in the ready-to-wear collections. The MoMu Gallery provides a unique insight in the ready-to-wear silhouettes with a reference […]

Dior and Rochas: contemporary interpretations of gala wear

Traditionally, gala or evening wear is the domain of haute couture – custommade designer clothing often worn by royals, actresses and other celebrities for festive occasions. Eveningwear is usually associated with long clothes. The four silhouettes at the opening of the MoMu Now exhibition are contemporary interpretations of gala wear: they are from the prêt-à-porter […]

Covercraft by A Magazine Curated by until January 4th at the MoMu entrance hall

MoMu is proud to welcome COVERCRAFT, a temporary installation (until Jan 4, 2015) by A Magazine Curated by in the entrance hall of the museum. The installation COVERCRAFT spans over a decade of independent publishing in partnership with some of the most avant- garde and exciting names in fashion design today. A Magazine Curated By […]

Shooting MoMu Now

Photographing collection pieces for the upcoming ‘MoMu Now’ exhibition and publication happens at our own MoMu studio. It is a stressful but also a delightful adventure. We photograph about 14 silhouettes a day and some accessories. Sometimes silhouettes look really good in our studio but once the unmerciful photographer’s lense is directed at them, you […]

2 days to go before the opening of Birds of Paradise

2 days before the opening of Birds of Paradise! We are putting the last silhouettes in the exhibition space, such as this feathered beauty by Olivier Theyskens for Rochas.

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.