Dries Van Noten - Inspirations

  During my visit to Paris this month, I was fortunate to visit the Dries Van Noten - Inspirations exposition at the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs at the Musee du Louvre which runs from March till November 2nd. I was also naughty enough to break the rules and took some photos inside when no one was watching. Thank God, my stealth camera and I were not caught. So forgive me the quality of some of the photos. It was also very dark inside, as in pitch black to really make the presentation more dramatic and make the clothes really stand out. Good thing Dries Van Noten, a Belgian designer from Antwerp, Belgium, designs clothes that are dramatic, very colourful and have lots of volume. In the Exhibit, I learnt more about the Designer and his work. Dries get his many Inspirations from nature, his garden at home, Butterflies, his trips to India, Spain, by British Military Uniforms, by music from David Bowie, from Editors like Diana Vreeland, among others. All of these inspirations were translated into his designs which were welcomed and celebrated here by his Clientele, by Editors, Buyers and most of all by people like me who just love fashion. 
 Influenced by David Bowie's Space Oddity Album. 
Clothes inspired by his trips to Spain and India.
 Some snapshots from the Book Dries Van Noten.

 Read here Vogue's review of the Exhibit.

Dries Van Noten Spring 2015 Collection inspired by  A Midsummer's Night Dream, about a girl who loves the full moon but also the sunlight.

Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 Collection inspired by Italian 1960s pop art featuring 2D and 3D graphic prints. 


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  1. Such an interesting exhibition! I like the designs that are inspired by Bowie.

  2. The photos turned out beautiful the same Pamela, you have been too great on taking them, well done! His work is impressive and outstanding, love this designer and his inspiration too. Have a great weekend! xo

  3. It looks ana mazing axhibition... I love Dries Van Noten!!!

    Happy weekend darling!


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  4. Ahhh...I love it. What an amazing place and collection of beautiful items too...must see this one day :))) Have a gorgeous week doll xx

  5. You are - very impressive museum spy. Thank you so much for the peek inside!

  6. Have a nice week :)

  7. Thanks for the peek. Looks interesting and gorgeous

  8. HaHa Pamela! I sneak sometimes too! Thanks for taking these. What a fabulous exhibit and the clothes...IMPECCABLE!


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