Now Reading: The Iris van Herpen: ‘Transforming Fashion’ at Dallas Museum of Art
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The haute couture Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen solo-exhibition ‘Transforming Fashion’ has now opened at the Dallas Museum of Art. You can now experience the bold vision of one of today’s most original fashion designers with 45 exquisite outfits from 15 collections since her debut.
Van Herpen works at the nexus of fashion, design, technology, and science. With a dynamic and path-breaking body of work, she is widely heralded as a pioneering new voice in fashion. She is known for her willingness to experiment—exploring new fabrics created manipulating iron filings in resin, incorporating unexpected materials ranging from umbrella tines to magnets, and pushing the boundaries of technologies such as 3-D printing. Her work has been worn by style icons such as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Björk and has graced the runways of Amsterdam, London and Paris. This exhibition documents the evolution of Iris van Herpen’s couture through a selection of her collections from 2008 through 2015 and illustrates the many ways she continues to seek inspiration beyond the world of traditional handwork and craftsmanship.