A Belgian Master Gets a Retrospective

dries van noten museum retrospectiveThe Musée des Arts Décoratifs often has fashion exhibits that are of the utmost quality. I have seen a few there, and most recently the Dries Van Noten: Inspirations” retrospective of his fashion design career so far. If you do attend this exhibit, may I suggest reading Dana Thomas’ portrait of the Belgian designer in the Wall Street Journal first to give yourself an idea of where this artist and his style comes from. Thomas’ article describes an independent, hardworking man who cares for every little detail of his company. He refuses to sell his company to a conglomerate, is not on the stock market and creates just two collections a year for men and for women. This allows him more time for the creative process which is the part that he most enjoys. He is one of the few remaining self-sufficient artists in the industry.

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