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 ) 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

Ode to Dutch Fashion

Ode to Dutch Fashion

Good Morning! Today we have a tip on how to spend your Sunday; Go visit The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague for the fashion exhibition “Ode to Dutch Fashion”. It will brighten up the day….

Yesterday we went to the opening of the fashion exhibition “Ode to Dutch Fashion”. (see some party snaps here) The museum highlights well known names like Viktor & Rolf and the fact that the dress worn by Queen Maxima at King Willem-Alexander’s coronation, designed by Jan Taminiau, is on show. These are great designers but they aren’t the most spectaculair at this exhibition; it’s the exhibition itself that’s so great! Wandering trough the rooms filled with all these designs, (new and older ones side by side) paintings and the custom-made photo series, is really the best experience. Well, it made US happy, hope you like it too! xoxo Mimi

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Fashion ♥ Art: Part IV / Dresscode

A vernissage with a dresscode; get inspired by art.

On the left Leo Schepman, graphic designer
The makers of the exhibition, on theright Maarten Spruyt

Mrs Heyboer isn’t dressed up, it’s just her style.

Girls from Japan having fun
Grietje Hartman, Ans Kronen and Puck and Hans Kemmink
Stacey Rookhuizen, famous Dutch person

Bas Kosters, Fashion Designer

Fashion ♥ Art: Part III / Frans Molenaar

During the opening evening of the exhibition Fashion ♥ Art (September 2011) in The Haags Gemeente Museum. Dutch Couturier Frans Molenaar took a trip down memory lane with us. That was fun, thank you Mr Molenaar!
En Profile: Then and Now

Dresses on the left are by Frans Molenaar.

Fashion ♥ Art: Part I

“Fashion and art. A passionate affair, will show how attire is used by powerful women to stand out from the crowd and how art has often been a major source of inspiration for dress designers.
Designed by Maarten Spruyt, it includes creations by Liberty, Sonia Delaunay, Schiaparelli, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy.” (read more at Gemeente museum The-Hague)
Givenchy/Frieda Kahlo
Dutch Reform 1910/Jan Toorop
Entering Abstraction
Alternative Dutch  fashion, Leen de Vries-Os 1930’s-1940’s
Sonia Delaunay for Metz/Liberty
Peter Rozemeijer, 2x Frans Molenaar, Zollner,Young/Abstract
Maarten van Dreven/Barbara Hepworth
Prints and dessins: camougflage: And Beyond and on the rightside by Bas Kosters
Fashion ♥ Art: Part IIThe exibithion runs from September 3rd 2011 –  January 8th 2012 at the

Gemeente museum, The Hague