23.06 > 30.09.18
LOL, La Cambre Mode[s]
For the first time, La Cambre Mode[s] is exhibiting at the museum
Is La Cambre Mode[s] protesting and demonstrating by exhibiting at the Museum? By definition, the college observes, analyses, questions, diverts and shifts dress codes. This is part of its DNA.
Beyond the socio-political challenges, the impact and social influence of May ‘68 also opened up a way for the public to approach the issue of the body and sexuality. Through some strange backlash, we now find ourselves facing a number of contrasts between, on the one hand, what is (finally) permitted and, on the other hand, a return to a prudish-like modesty.
Journey into a unique wardrobe that questions the body, nudity, sex and clothing.
23.06.18 > 09.09.18
Walk with Don Quixote, invited, but absent
by Armel Barraud
What does Don Quixote do in Miguel de Cervantes' novel? First of all, an enthusiast of epic literature, Alonso Quixada proclaims himself "Knight Don Quixote". Then, to check if the romances of chivalry say true, he goes in search of exploits, decked with a rusty armor, a poor steed and Sancho Panza, his faithful squire. Don Quixote is a man who embodies on his own the power of imagination that imagines itself.
This wandering knight was a traveling companion during the creation of this exhibition, even though Armel Barraud did not try to illustrate his story. The artist draws on archetypal shapes and figures to test the imagination.
23.06 > 30.09.18
Summer of Brussels lace
The Fashion & Lace Museum has joined forces with the Art & History Museums to present to the public some major items of Brussels lace from the 18th Century, its golden age.
This cycle kicks off with the exhibition of four blessing veils, considered to be manifestos of Brussels lace because they amalgamate the features that made Brussels lace the most highly appreciated in all the European courts and also the most expensive: bobbin lace made from separate pieces, drochel and relief.