Experience the bold vision of one of today's most original fashion designers with 45 exquisite outfits from 15 collections in Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. Van Herpen (Dutch, born 1984) works at the nexus of fashion, design, technology, and science. With a dynamic and path-breaking body of work, she is widely heralded as a pioneering new voice in fashion. She is known for her willingness to experiment—exploring new fabrics created manipulating iron filings in resin, incorporating unexpected materials ranging from umbrella tines to magnets, and pushing the boundaries of technologies such as 3-D printing. Her work has been worn by style icons such as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Björk and has graced the runways of Amsterdam, London and Paris. This exhibition documents the evolution of Iris van Herpen’s couture through a selection of her collections from 2008 through 2015 and illustrates the many ways she continues to seek inspiration beyond the world of traditional handwork and craftsmanship.
Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion will require a $16.00 special exhibition ticket with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free.
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. Support for this exhibition has generously been provided by Creative Industries Fund NL. The local presentation is made possible by the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association and the “Transformers”—a dedicated group of generous supporters of the exhibition. Special thanks to Catherine and Will Rose, Deedie Rose, Nancy Carlson, Claire Dewar, Laura and Walter Elcock, Marguerite Hoffman and Tom Lentz, Allen and Kelli Questrom, Peggy Sewell, Sharon and Michael Young, Zoe and David Bonnette, Mary Cook, Melissa Fetter, Sallie and Cavan Groves, Muffin Lemak, Margot Perot, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Selwyn Rayzor and Rich Moses, Gowri and Alex Sharma, Gloria McCall Snead, and Christen Wilson. Additional support provided by Stella Artois, the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Dallas, Forty Five Ten, and PaperCity Magazine.
images: Iris van Herpen , In collaboration with Isaie Bloch and Materialise, Capriole, Ensemble, July 2011 , 3-D printed polyamide , Groninger Museum, 2012.0209 Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios; Iris van Herpen In collaboration with Noritaka Tatehana and 3D Systems, Hacking Infinity, Shoes, 2015, laser-cut cow leather, 3-D printed photopolymer, stereolithography resin, Collection of the designer Photograph © NORITAKA TATEHANA; Iris van Herpen, Magnetic Motion, Dress, September 2014, 3-D printed transparent Photopolymer, SLA (stereolithography) resin, High Museum of Art, Purchase with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Trust and through prior acquisitions, 2015.82 Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios; Iris van Herpen, Refinery Smoke, Dress, July 2008, untreated woven metal gauze, cow leather, cotton, Groninger Museum, 2012.0196 Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios; Iris van Herpen, Chemical Crows, Dress, Collar, January 2008 , ribs of children's umbrellas, cow leather, Groninger Museum, 2012.0192.a-b Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios; Iris van Herpen, Hybrid Holism, Dress, July 2012, metallic coated stripes, tulle, cotton, Collection of the designer Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios