Hubert de Givenchy at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague

Hubert de Givenchy at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague

The Pre Kardashians Era.

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to the opening of the fashion exhibition Hubert de Givenchy – To Audrey with Love yesterday. It’s a retrospective of the work of French couturier Hubert de Givenchy (opening the Givenchy fashion house in 1952, retired in 1995.). The exhibition has been curated in close consultation with Mr de Givenchy himself. The couturier has personally selected many of his (never seen before) creations, some of the accessories styling was obviously done by the Master himself as well: the mannequins were embellished with costume jewelry and sunglasses in a way only a mind from the previous century could come up with, we thought the accessories were literally the icing on the cake; interesting and fun!

This is the second time that the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague has an exhibition on the work of Givenchy. In 1988 ‘Hubert de Givenchy. Haute Couture worn by Audrey Hepburn’, was curated by Ietse Mey, the opening of this exhibition was attended by both Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy. We, at Mimi Berlin, attended that opening as well but we didn’t have a Blogger Team back then, in fact the word ‘Blogger’ didn’t exist yet.

The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag collaborated with Eloy Martínez De La Pera Celada, who recently worked jointly with Hubert de Givenchy on the ‘Hubert de Givenchy’ exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain (2014/2015). Art direction was done by Maarten Spruyt and Tsur Reshef, collection curator is Madelief Hohé of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. (read more gemeentemuseum.nl ) Hubert de Givenchy – To Audrey with Love; 26 November 2016-26 March 2017

Yes, Mimi Berlin Blogger team took partysnaps as well: see them here

Ladies who Collect Haute-Couture

Ladies who Collect Haute-Couture

Joy Venturini Bianchi, Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain, Mouna Ayoub, are collectors of Haute Couture fashion and at one point put (a part) of their private collection up for auction. (Joy Venturini Bianchi and Mouna Ayoub also are well kmown philanthropist’s. Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain was a muse to the late Yves Saint Laurent in the 1960s, and later an artistic advisor at Dior). Suzanne Saperstein (according to Vanity Fair in 2002 is the world’s biggest consumer of haute couture) donated a large sum to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the study and display of 18th and 19th century European clothing.

The private haute couture collection of the Swiss born Eva Maria Hatschek is currently on show In Rotterdam

More haute couture auctions on this blog

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The Manor Blooms

The Manor Blooms

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to The Manor Blooms: a presentation by Edwin Oudshoorn Couture and mooiwatbloemendoen.nl at The Manor Hotel In Amsterdam. Flowers were styled by The Wunderkammer

Thanks for the flowers, they all were our favorite! xoxo

see all pictures HERE

Dutch Award Show: Frans Molenaar Prize 2015

Dutch Award Show: Frans Molenaar Prize 2015

Yesterday we went to see the Award show brought to life by Dutch couturier Frans Molenaar. It was the 20th edition and it was the first time without the couturier himself being present. Mr Molenaar sadly and unexpectactly passed away in the Winter of last year, but he made sure his award-show can continue for years to come. Host and member of the jury Jhim Lamoree asked the audience to stand up and remember Frans Molenaar before the show.

The show was held at the house/studio of Mr Molenaar in Amsterdam, it was opened by Karin Vlug‘s collection, made with the prize money she won last year. Her collection has a tight, thoroughly researched (with José Theunisen) concept. This strict concept remains visible in the garments, but at the same time the concept doesn’t overrule the wearability of Karin’s couture capsule collection. Karin’s work becomes more wearable every year. (read about that concept HERE)

Participants Frans Molenaar Prize 2015; Tung Trinh, Josephine Goverts, Max Zara Sterck, Maartje Janse, Lilian Admiraal (all BA graduates’15 <click link for more info on these designers) and Sunanda Koning (MA ’15) All graduated this year at ArtEZ fashion design, Arnhem. Simeon Morris finished his fashion masters at ArtEZ in 2013. Simeon is the most experienced designer of the group his “experience includes working for a number of renowned designers, including Alexander McQueen in the late 90’s and Hussein Chalayan, amongst others.” (quoted)

After the longest deliberation ever in “Frans-Molenaar-Prize-History” the jury named Josephine Goverts the winner of the Frans Molenaar Prize 2015. She got a well deserved big fat check (see picturesabove) of €10.000. Next year, same time, at an other place, we will get to see what she accomplished with her reward! Continue reading

Fashion Faces by Galliano at Maison Margiela

Fashion Faces by Galliano at Maison Margiela

The Couture (for Spring 2015) show of Maison Margiela was designed by John Galliano. It  truly was a wonderful show! See that HERE for yourself.
The garments were so wonderfully detailed, there was too much to see to describe. So we will stick with the faces he created (because we posted last week on fashion faces) (images via style.com)