EVENT | Iris van Herpen exhibition
Last Friday, I was invited by the Groninger Museum for the press preview of Iris van Herpen’s first solo exhibition. Iris herself guided us through several rooms, filled with the most gorgeous pieces from previous but also recent collections. She explained which techniques had been used for the different, almost architectural, dresses. That she is one of the thirteen people worldwide that is offically allowed by Paris to design haute couture may not surprise you any longer if you have seen this. Every single piece is true art and the stories behind it make it even more enchanting. I had a great, great day and wish to thank the Groninger Museum and Iris for having us and the gorgeous book we received. I would definitely recommend you to come and experience it yourself, that way is always the best!
Dress that was worn by Lady Gaga!
Dresses inspired by the combination of senses some people have: e.g. seeing colours when hearing music. The clothes are designed in such a way that, when being motion, one cannot capture everything exactly.
Two dresses inspired by the different ‘stages’ and textures of water: liquid and solid (ice).
With Miranda and Whitney
3D print inspired by a skeleton.
Inspired by the feeling she has just before jumping out of the plane while parachuting.
Iris van Herpen herself, explaining about the collections.