A look behind the scenes at the Museum of Decorative Arts’ new fashion exhibit, “Iris Van Herpen, Shaping the Senses.”

Cosmica dress printed in collaboration with Kim Keever Warren De Preez and Nick Thornton Jones

Combining craftsmanship and 3D experimentation, the Dutch designer’s abundant and forward-thinking creations come to life at MAD until April 28, 2024.

Iris Van Herpen is an extraordinary fashion designer. It is certain that the visitor will leave the “Iris Van Herpen, Shaping the Senses” retrospective, dedicated to the 39-year-old Dutch woman by the Museum of Decorative Arts, with this feeling. Born in the small village of Wamel south of Amsterdam and trained by Alexander McQueen, the artist made his mark in 2010 when, together with architect Daniel Widrig, he presented the first haute couture dress made entirely with 3D printing. A technological feat that has since been achieved by the Paris institution’s fashion department.

This exhibition was born with the impetus of the former director of the museum, Olivier Gabet, who had previously purchased this famous dress. recalls Cloé Pitiot, curator of the modern and contemporary art deco department. HE Five years ago he asked me to work on a major exhibition of his work.. French historian “It comes from design, not fashion.» notes this “bet…

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