Wearable art

Marking its 15th anniversary, Iris Van Herpen is set to display 100 creations in a retrospective exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris next fall.

The eponymous Dutch designer’s creations are known for their futuristic aesthetic that combines techniques like laser-cutting, 3D printing and electromagnetic weaving.

In addition to the 100 Iris van Herpen designs, the event will feature contemporary artworks, installations, videos, photographs and natural history exhibits that will focus on eight themes.

“From micro to macro, the exhibition questions the place of the body in space, its relationship to clothing and its environment, and its future in a rapidly changing world,” the Musée des Arts Décoratifs said in a statement.

The exhibition also includes an evocation of Iris Van Herpen’s studio in Amsterdam and a space dedicated to the brand’s fashion shows. A soundtrack conceived by artist Salvador Breed will accompany the showcase.

The exhibition is set to take place at the Christine and Stephen A. Schwarzman fashion galleries at the Museum from 29 November 2023 until 28 April 2024.