The Art of Lace | Haute Couture from Chanel to Iris van Herpen
16 November 2019 till 6 September 2020 (extended due to temporary closure caused by the coronavirus)
From Chanel to Dior to Louis Vuitton, lace has been a source of inspiration for countless prestigious fashion houses. The TextielMuseum is proud to present the international exhibition ‘The Art of Lace | Haute Couture from Chanel to Iris van Herpen’, featuring creations by the world’s most renowned names in fashion. Opening on 16 November, the exhibition portrays the innovative power of French Leavers lace and was previously on show in Calais. The visitor is given a behind-the-scenes look at lacemakers and couturiers: from the design and manufacture to the finished product, ready for the catwalk.
The show includes more than 40 one-of-a-kind items by fashion greats Alberta Ferretti, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Iris van Herpen, Louis Vuitton, Maison Margiela, Schiaparelli and Yiqing Yin.