Transforming Fashion: Iris van Herpen Exhibition On Show In American Museums

Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen’s first solo exhibition, Transforming Fashion, initially displayed at the Groninger Museum, has embarked on an extensive tour of the US, beginning at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, where it is on show until 15 May 2016.

Transforming Fashion at the High Museum of Art is the original exhibition from Groningen supplemented with new work from van Herpen’s six most recent haute couture and ready-to-wear lines, along with a selection of shoes. With 45 outfits from 15 collections dating from 2008 to 2015 the exhibition provides a richly layered picture of the work of the talented designer. 

Iris van Herpen (with Isaïe Bloch), Capriole, Haute Couture 2011, 3-D print, Photo: Ingrid Baars

After Atlanta the exhibition Transforming Fashion will continue on to Grand Rapids Art Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Cincinnati Art Museum and Phoenix Museum of Art.

Read more about Iris van Herpen's fashion in this article from the most recent issue of The Low Countries Yearbook.

Iris van Herpen’s exhibition is not the only one from the Groninger Museum to generate international interest of late, as this marks the start of a series of tours: The Veendorp Collection and are to appear at various museums in Germany in the coming year; Spanish designer Jaime Hayon’s exhibition Funtastico, on show in Groningen from 2013 to 2014 is now in Israel; and Dutch designer and artist Joris Laarman’s exhibition Lab, which recently opened in Groningen, will go on to Paris, Atlanta, Houston and New York.

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