Yesterday afternoon I visited the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, one of the most beautiful museums I know as a building and one of the few Dutch museums that have regular exhibitions on fashion.
Currently there are two exhibitions that are noteworthy. First there is the Art Deco exhibition. This is not advertised as a fashion exhibition, but certainly is a great tribute to the designer Paul Poiret (early 20th century). Apart from Art Deco paintings, sculptures, furniture there are a lot of garments on display. One of the designs that got my immediate attention is this dress:
Like the Burda top I showed in my previous post it has a back drape, but of course this is a dress for a festive occasion. It shows there’s nothing new in fashion.
A dress of which the design is made by beads and embroidery! Such beautiful details are to be seen. It’s quite a large exhibition.
The other exhibition (very small) is about the designs of Frans Hoogendoorn, a couturier who worked in The Hague until 2014. He was unknown to me, but apparently worked a lot for royals and “leading women in Dutch society” as the museum website describes.
I LOVE the design of the red jacket. It’s definitely something I would like to make someday.
As said, a small exhibition and nothing really spectacular but nice to see anyway.