Christian Lacroix Haute Couture, FW 2002 by René Habermacher.
© Modemuseum Hasselt
Numéro: What is this exhibition about?
Filep Motwary: Fashion is a contemporary way of expressing yourself. As a consequence it constantly gets challenged and has to renew itself so as to stay relevant. It was often said that haute couture was set to disappear. However it fed ready-made clothes, and the latter, as a result, became more and more luxurious over time. Craftsmanship, extravagance, performance, today involve both. I have imagined this exhibition in order to interrogate the evolution of their relationship.
Which pieces of clothing will be exhibited?
The selection comprises hundreds of pieces. It starts at the midpoint of the 80s with Thierry Mugler, and ends with clothes from Alessandro Michele for Gucci, which includes Dior, Raf Simons, Balmain, Chanel, Prada, Rick Owens… The catalogue contains numerous interviews with personalities from the fashion world, and is illustrated by images by up to 40 photographers and artists.
from April 2nd to September 11th at Modemuseum Hasselt
Gasthuisstraat 11, Hasselt, Belgium.
Interview by Delphine Roche.