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N°33: Fashion & Art nouveau

Tuesday 21 November 2023 at 18.30


This year, we are celebrating the 130th anniversary of Art Nouveau. A style of art that seeks to be all-encompassing. Artists of that movement tended to offer a new, modern style and refused to look to the past. They conceived works of art for their clients in which they have thought through each element. Some of them also incorporated women’s fashion into their reflection, opposing historicising or eclectic trends from Paris. Our lecturers will trace an unprecedented panorama of this fashion style around 1900.


By Camille Paget, a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre. Camille is a scientific assistant at the Horta Museum. The main focus of her work is Victor Horta and freemasonry, his Congo Pavilion and Art Nouveau fashion. And Mathilde Semal, a graduate of the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL). Mathilde is a conservator at the Fashion & Lace Museum. After a thesis on the cultural and social history of 18th-century fans, her research has been marked by an interest combining aesthetic and sociological aspects of fashion history.


Practical details

  • Tuesday, 21 November 2023 at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:15 pm)
  • By Camille Paget and Mathilde Semal
  • Salle de Milice, City Hall, entrance via the lion staircase
  • Length: 1h
  • Lecture in French
  • The lecture will be followed by a visit to the Lace Room with its lace season devoted to Art Nouveau Fashion at the Fashion & Lace Museum
  • Entrance: free
  • Reservations are required via our reservation platform