Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion surveys 16 collections of the dynamic, innovative work of the Dutch designer. Van Herpen, widely regarded as one of fashion’s most forward-thinking creators, continually pushes the boundaries of fashion design, often hailed as a pioneer in utilizing 3D printing as a garment construction technique.
Featuring 45 ensembles created from 2008 – 2015, the minimalistic installation will also include a selection of her fantastical shoe designs and runway show footage. A featured work is the dress from her 2014 collection Biopiracy purchased by Arizona Costume Institute to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the fashion design collection and the organization on view at Phoenix Art Museum for the first time.
Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion is co-organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta and the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands. The exhibition was curated by Sarah Schleuning, High Museum of Art, and Mark Wilson and Sue-an van der Zijpp, Groninger Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum’s annual fund.
This special engagement exhibition is offered at $5 for all ages, plus general admission (required). For a full breakdown of general admission prices, click here. This special engagement exhibition is offered to the general public for $5 during free-access hours from 3-9 pm each Wednesday, from 6-10 pm on the First Fridays of each month and the second weekend of each month from 10am-5 pm on Saturday and 12-5 pm on Sunday.
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Exhibitions page: Iris van Herpen, Dress, fall/winter 2014. TPU 92A-1 with silicone coating. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by Arizona Costume Institute in celebration of their 50th anniversary.
Header: Iris van Herpen, Refinery Smoke, Dress, July 2008. Untreated woven metal gauze and cow leather. Groninger Museum. Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios.