Iris Van Herpen Blends Fashion, Design, Tech And Science In Over-The-Top Exhibit At The DMA

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It doesn’t take a genius to know that fashion and art are one in the same. But the Dallas Museum of Art’s new Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion exhibition brings the artistic elements of fashion, design, technology and science to the forefront. We’re planning a fashion field trip as we speak! 


Now until August 21 at the DMA, audiences can experience the daring vision of perhaps one of most dynamic fashion designers, Iris Van Herpen, with 45 exquisite outfits from 15 collections in Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. Groundbreaking and powerful, Van Herpen, is regarded by many as a pioneering new voice in fashion.

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For those who are hearing this name for the first time, remember it. Known for her bold choices, like new fabrics created through manipulating iron filings in resin to incorporating materials like umbrella tines and magnets, or utilizing 3-D printing in fashion design. Names like Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Björk sound familiar? They’ve all worn van Herpen’s over-the-top looks. From London to Paris to Amsterdam, Van Herpen’s work can be seen skirting the runways in high fashion events.


The exhibition explores the evolution of the designer’s Couture through items from her collections from 2008 through 2015, while displaying the ways she constantly evolves, seeking inspiration beyond the world of tradition in both handwork and craftsmanship.

Stop by in person and see the fashion creations for yourself! We’ll be there on Friday, July 21 for two fashion savvy events, Late Night Talk: From Looms to LED: The Brave (Old) New World of Fashion and Technology and Late Night Film: The First Monday in May – a behind-the-scenes documentary with Met curators and VOGUE staff during the biggest event of the year.

Image 1 courtesy of Wabe News. Images 2 and 3 courtesy of CMOA Blog. 

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