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MoMu preserves the largest collection of historical and present-day designer fashion in Belgium and offers a representative overview of womenswear in Western Europe, from the eighteenth century to the present. Explore a curated selection of objects from the MoMu Collection, enriched with context, graphic and archive materials from the MoMu Library.

  • Christian Dior, haute couture Spring-Summer 1948
    Design by Christian Dior. Press sketch for Flamant Rose dress, Spring-Summer 1948 haute couture collection
    Christian Dior, haute couture Spring-Summer 1948 show

    Christian Dior

    An Early Christian Dior Rediscovered in the MoMu Archives.
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  • White pair of tabi shoes, covered in black marker pen
    Acid-free press file - autumn/winter 1993/94
    Mannequin with beige wool sweater, necklace with lock of blond hair, white jeans and a piece of tape stuck over the eyes

    Martin Margiela

    Explore the Martin Margiela Rudiments.
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  • Catwalk model in white dress, wearing red gloves and a bunch of red roses
    Mannequin in Dries Van Noten suit, with a translucent floral scarf
    White and gold invitation - Dries Van Noten, spring/summer 2014

    Dries Van Noten

    Be Inspired by the Colourful Collections of Dries Van Noten.
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  • Catwalk models Raf Simons, wearing red shirt, black tie and slacks, and red lipstick
    Mannequin in crocheted, translucent longsleeve and matching pants
    Gray invitation with rose blue lettering for Raf Simons spring/summer show 1997

    Raf Simons

    Discover the Codes of Raf Simons.
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  • Model wearing red and white mask, red and white top with floral design and white padded pants
    Book Walter Van Beirendonck, with right inscription "kiss me (you fool)"
    Mannequin in blue layered vest and pantaloons, with feather headdress around head

    Walter Van Beirendonck

    Dive into the Unique World of Walter Van Beirendonck.
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  • Image sporty models Dirk Bikkembergs
    Mannequin with soccer ball in blue and white attire
    Blue lookbook Dirk Bikkembergs with orange caption over illustration from model

    Dirk Bikkembergs

    Discover the Sporting Signature of Dirk Bikkembergs.
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  • Model in pink translucent floral outfit with headpiece
    Mannequin in a greenish jacquard coat suit
    Photograph of three models in white tutus

    Young Talent

    Be Surprised by Young Fashion Talent.
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  • Model in top with lettering and exposed breasts
    Mannequin with brown top, glitter broach and choker
    White sleeveless dress with upholstered stitching

    Dirk Van Saene

    Discover the Versatile Creativity of Dirk Van Saene.
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  • Brush study by Emmy Van Aken of model in purple robe
    Historical photo of class with students of the direction of 'cutting and seaming '
    Various exercises in crocheting

    Dressmaking: Course Materials

    Go back in time and discover beautiful course materials from dressmaking schools
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  • German pattern book for weaving and embroidery
    Embroidered sampler with various designs
    Sampler with cross-stitch embroidery and darning

    Samplers and Sewing Education

    Dive into the MoMu collection and discover the role of samplers in sewing education.
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  • Model in uniform with mouthpiece
    Mannequin in khaki-colored uniform
    Black invitation A.F. Vandevorst, with text in red letters


    Explore the World of A.F.Vandevorst.
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  • Model in leather black top and miniskirt
    Model in brown dressed top, showing hair on back
    Model in long black dress with open back

    Olivier Theyskens

    Feel the Dark Romanticism of Olivier Theyskens.
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