> Sunday April 16, 2017
Just married, a History of Marriage
> Saturday August 27, 2016
During 100 days, 100 masterpieces in no less than 41 museums will be put in the spotlights by way of an exclusive programming inviting you to discover or rediscover the splendour of the Belgian heritage in the Costume and Lace Museum :The lace flounce from Brussels.
The flounce dates from the second half of the 19th century, which is the final glorious period of Brussels lace. It was commis-sioned and sold by the Maison Verdé-Delisle based in Brussels (94, rue Royale), which also had a subsidiary in Paris (80, rue Richelieu). The fact that we know its provenance is rather rare since most lace was anonymous.
The flounce belonged to Empress Elizabeth of Austria (1837-1898), better known as Sissi. It became part of the museum’s collection in 1988 via her great-granddaughter.
Sunday September 4, 2016
First sunday of the month
Thursday September 15, 2016
Leçon de Mode 13
Fashion, art and politics have always had a slight connection.
With hindsight, Rose Bertin, the "Minister of Fashion" for Marie-Antoinette, is considered to be the unwitting factor behind the unpopularity of the last queen of France. Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, each in their own way, liberated modern women from the social corset that bound them: they became free to exist, act, move and express themselves through their clothes. Closer to the present day, Japanese fashion designers, students from Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts or from Saint Martin’s School, are behind the inspiration which aims to make fashion the manifesto for all liberties. Are Art and Politics the pillars of fashion?
> Sunday September 18, 2016
Installed in an area of 50 m² at the very heart of the Costume and Lace Museum, the Textile Box offers artists the opportunity to present a personal exhibition designed especially for the Museum. At the moment :
Mélancolie de l'objet by Olivier Reman
Olivier Reman provides textile object mixing tables hijacked and Flemish painting.