Dries van Noten is a Belgian fashion designer who is known for his intellectual approach to style. he created Cate Blanchett’s Oscar dress and has been one of her favorite designers ever since. Fashion runs in van Noten’s blood, as the designer’s family boasts a tradition of garment making. The van Noten legacy will receive yet another honor as Dries’s universe is revealed at the Museum of Decorative Arts.
During this exhibition van Noten’s inspirations is presented side-by-side with his actual creations. The show also includes photographs and videos, film clips, musical references. From a Francis Bacon painting to Mark Rothko’s color explorations to contemporary artists of today, much of van Noten’s inspiration comes from the art world. Other sources of artistic vision include faraway places to which van Noten has been able to travel.
Musee des Arts Decoratifs
107 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris
Metro: Line 1 Tuileries