28 September 2019 till 12 January 2020

Let’s Dance!

A dance floor as a catwalk, with both models and professional dancers: in 2018 Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior literally brought fashion and dance together. And she is certainly not the only designer who sees the world of dance as a great source of inspiration. Many designers, including Giambattista Valli and Tomo Koizumi, are producing designs featuring big clouds of tulle, and dancers are increasingly being used as models. Like fashion, dance is about movement, freedom and beauty. The influence of dance can also be seen away from the catwalk. The charleston, the jive, disco and house not only get us on our feet, they also affect what we wear. Subcultures like hiphop have changed the face of fashion for good. Our Let’s Dance! fashion exhibition will explore this unique relationship between fashion and dance. Besides professional dance costumes, influential costumes from dance films, and clothes to dance in, it will also feature designs produced for ballet companies by well-known couturiers like Viktor & Rolf, Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Jan Taminiau, Iris van Herpen and Rodarte, as well as work by designers like Dior and David Laport who were inspired by dance.O SNEAKERS