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Five MoMu Stories You Should Read!

Olivier Theyskens - She Walks in Beauty exhibition at MoMu, 2018
Stany Dederen

MoMu is thinking of you in this strange moment! We'd figure that you could all use a distraction. More than ever, art and fashion can offer inspiration and solace. We've got a heap of MoMu stories on our website waiting for you to read them! Curious about our MoMu collection or ready to learn more about Belgian designers? Here are 5 MoMu stories that you must read!

  • W. & L.T., S/S 1997
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    Stany Dederen
  • Ann Salens, 1970s
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    Stany Dederen
  • Haider Ackermann, A/W 2007 - 2008
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    Stany Dederen
  • Maison Martin Margiela, S/S 2009
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  • Patrick Van Ommeslaeghe, S/S 2001
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    Stany Dederen

It’s no secret that MoMu has accumulated an immense collection over the last years but not everything has been showcased in our exhibitions. The MoMu collection includes some hidden gems with an interesting backstory. Click to read the story

Olivier Theyskens, SS 1998, dress in vintage lace, trimmed with vintage silk ruffles and flowers, and briefs in vintage lace
Julien Claessens
Olivier Theyskens, FW 1998 - 1999, drdess in cotton toilet printed with motif of Toile de Jouy with cords, bead embroidery, and tailored jacket in patent leather with boning
Julien Claessens

Discover the story of talented Belgian designer Olivier Theyskens who has worked as chief creative for Rochas, Nina Ricci, Theory, his own namesake label and now recently appointed as artistic director of Azarro. The path of Theyskens has been strewn with trials and tribulations by the hands of the invisible forces of a ruthless fashion industry. As Theyskens’ journey unfolds, the struggle of a resilient designer to reconcile creativity with commerce becomes symbolic for the challenges which many of his contemporaries faced. Click to read the story

Screenshot of Margiela Tabi Boot

Over the last few years MoMu has produced a series of videos that tell the backstory of an exhibition or go deeper into certain aspects that could not be told in the exhibition itself. MoMu made a selection of five videos that you should watch now! Click to read the story

Game Changers: Reinventing the 20th Century Silhouette exhibition
Stany Dederen
Scenography image of the Game Changers exhibition. In the image you see 7 silhouettes.
Game Changers: Reinventing the 20th Century Silhouette exhibition
Stany Dederen

Get acquainted with Japanese and Belgian avant-garde fashion that revolutionized Parisian catwalks in the 1980s. Follow along as we explore how radical Japanese fashion inspired Belgium’s avant-garde and trace the creative influence between Japanese and Belgian designers. Click to read the story

  • Dries Van Noten Chocolate Bar, New Year 2019
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    MoMu Antwerp | Monica Ho
  • Martin Margiela hand-painted SS1990 invitation
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    MoMu Antwerp | Monica Ho
  • Comme des Garçons, N°91, 1986
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    MoMu Antwerp | Monica Ho

The misconstrued idea that a library is dusty, boring and old could not be more wrong when it comes down to our MoMu Library. With more than 15.000 books about fashion, costume and textile, MoMu Library houses a large collection. But the collection is more than just books. From a Dries Van Noten chocolate bar to a hand-painted Maison Martin Margiela invitation, here are 4 surprising objects from our MoMu Library collection. Click to read the story

MoMu is closed for renovations, open to inspire at other locations. Read more about it.