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This unique exhibition invites you to discover Brussels’ mark on contemporary fashion, from the 1980s to the present day. It takes a look at what sets Brussels fashion apart, otherwise known as the “Spirit of Brussels”, through the talent of Jean-Paul Knott, Olivier Theyskens, Anthony Vaccarello, Marine Serre, Cédric Charlier, Annemie Verbeke, Jean-Paul Lespagnard, Ester Manas and many more.

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Events

03.10.21

First Sunday of the month

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09.10.21 > 10.10.21

Collecting archives LGBTQIA+

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Fashion & Lace

Exhibition Back Side Fashion from behind_Fashion & Lace Museum ©detiffe.com

Exhibition Back Side Fashion from behind_ Evening dress CHANEL, 1931 Fashion & Lace Museum ©detiffe.com

The Museum

The Brussels Fashion & Lace Museum houses a collection of over 10,000 pieces of clothing and a significant number accessories, covering the history of fashion from the 16th century to the present day. The collections are presented in rotation through themed exhibitions.

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Fashion Room

29.06.21 - 14.11.21

Color #1: Black

Through 15 emblematic recent acquisitions, the Museum unveils its palette of shades of black. From the 1920s to contemporary creations, the multiple variations and interpretations of this color are here for you to discover. The famous little black dress reinvented by Gabriel Chanel leads us in to pieces by Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Ann Demeulemeester or even the iconic tuxedo for women by Yves Saint Laurent and Virgil Abloh’s version of the little black dress, introduced in 2018.

 

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Brussels Touch

27.08.21 - 15.05.22

Brussels Touch

Brussels, a capital of fashion! But is Brussels fashion really synonymous with Belgian fashion?

 

Whether living here temporarily for their studies or well-established, our native creators immerse themselves in our remarkable city to open up new horizons. This unique exhibition invites you to discover Brussels’ mark on contemporary fashion, from the 1980s to the present day. It takes a look at what sets Brussels fashion apart, otherwise known as the “Spirit of Brussels”, through the talent of Jean-Paul Knott, Olivier Theyskens, Anthony Vaccarello, Marine Serre, Cédric Charlier, Annemie Verbeke, Jean-Paul Lespagnard, Ester Manas and many more.

 

 

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Permanent exhibition

Lace room

Brussels lace has earned an international reputation over the centuries. It was worn in all major European royal houses. For purposes of conservation, the museum is rotating the items on display. Until October 3, 2021, you can discover in this display case the history of Brussels lace which has now disappeared. The display is devoted to handmade and machine-made lace from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

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Lace_Room_Fashion&LaceMuseum©Caroline Lessire

Lace_Room_Fashion&LaceMuseum©Caroline Lessire

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