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Catwalk at Rijksmuseum


Rijksmuseum opens trading for Catwalk. Fashion at the Rijksmuseum

For the first time the Rijksmuseum presents a large selection of its diverse fashion collection in an exhibition designed by world-renowned Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf. Bianca du Mortier, conservator costume, sounds the gong to open trading on this occasion.

From February 20 through May 16 2016, six galleries of the Philips Wing will be dedicated to fashion of the Dutch from 1625 to 1960. Starting with garments worn by members of the Frisian branch of the house of Nassau in the Golden Age, the exhibits will feature vibrantly colored French silk gowns and luxurious velvet gentlemen’s suits of the eighteenth century, classically-inspired Empire dresses and bustles of the Fin de Siècleculminating in twentieth-century French haute couture by Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.

The exhibition is being designed by world-renowned Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf. Catwalk is enabled with the support of the Haute Couture Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund, the Jessy & Betty Blumenthal Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund and ING.

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