July 2019 > April 2020
Beautiful Lace & Carine Gilson
For the last 30 years, in Brussels, Carine Gilson has been creating luxury lingerie that combines silk and lace and is a dream worn by the world's most beautiful women. Brussels lace has had the world's crème de la crème at its fingertips for the last 200 years. These incredibly fine fabrics have been worn by kings, queens and powerful leaders around the world. The exhibition offers an astonishing encounter between these two periods of lace, transporting us into a fantasy world of sensuality, affectation and virtuosity. It will feature around sixty creations by the Maison Carine Gilson, tracing her career and dialogue alongside key pieces from the Museum's lace collection.