Dries Van Noten Exhibition at Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris

“Dries Van Noten - Inspirations” is the current exhibition presented at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Not to be seen as a retrospective only showing career highlights, it reveals instead 30 years of creative process and influences of the designers work.

To display this emotional and subjective matter, the well known french curator Pamela Golbin and Van Noten developed the concept together.
The impressive collections from Dries Van Noten’s archives are presented in a monumental way and paired up with inspiration boards showing original pieces from the museum's collections, such a Francis Bacon painting or a butterfly collage by Damien Hirst. 

Throughout the collections and from season to season, painting, music and photography show the influences on Van Noten's work. Every display is carefully selected and communicates the creative process. This allows the visitor a big insight and creates some kind of intimacy with the brand itself. Dries Van Noten says about this: “I think that’s one of the nice surprises of the exhibition. When you walk there, you feel you are visiting a house.”


Since the opening early this year during Paris Fashion Week, the exhibition is still attracting numerous visitors each day. So many in fact, that it has been announced that the first public presentation of the Belgian designer‘s archives will continue until November.

Dries Van Noten - Inspirations
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, until November 2nd, 2014

Pictures: Sarah Salt for ONETSHIRT