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Image: Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Capriole, Dress, July 2011, transparent acrylic sheets, tulle and cotton, Groninger Museum, 2012.0227, © Iris van Herpen. Photo by Michel Zoeter
Image: Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Chemical Crows, Skirt, Collar, January 2008, ribs of children’s umbrellas, industrial boat yarns, cow leather and metal eyelets, Groninger Museum, 2012.0191.a-b, © Iris van Herpen. Photo by Michel Zoeter
Image: Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Crystallization, Dress, Collar, July 2010, transparent polyethylene terephthalate, ECCO leather with oil treatment, goat leather, silver chains and viscose, Groninger Museum, 2012.0206.a-b, © Iris van Herpen. Photo by Michel Zoeter
Image: Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Crystallization, Skirt, Top, July 2010, 3-D printed polyamide, goat leather and transparent lasered acrylic sheets, Groninger Museum, 2012.0207.a-b, © Iris van Herpen. Photo by Michel Zoeter
October 13, 2017–January 7, 2018
Working with materials as diverse as metal umbrella ribs, industrial yarns, woven metal, leather strips, and transparent acrylic, Iris van Herpen is one of the most visionary fashion designers of the twenty-first century. Credited with introducing 3-D printing to fashion, she seamlessly blends hi-tech processes with traditional handwork, creating imaginative sculptural garments. The subject of international acclaim, van Herpen often collaborates with architects, engineers, and other artists, expanding her vision and the possibilities for creative design.
This exhibition will introduce the Tri-state region to van Herpen’s collaborative process that rests at the intersection of art, engineering, architecture and science.
The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation
Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion is co-organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta and the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands. The exhibition was curated by Sarah Schleuning, High Museum of Art, and Mark Wilson and Sue-an van der Zijpp, Groninger Museum.
Lecture: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, 11 a.m.
Sarah Schleuning, curator of decorative arts and design from the High Museum of Art, will give a lecture on the Transforming Fashion exhibition. $10 for general public, FREE for members and students. Purchase Tickets
Gallery Experience: Iris van Herpen with Cynthia Amneus, 3 p.m.
Gallery Experience: Iris van Herpen with Cynthia Amneus
Take a close look at the unconventional material methods used in Iris van Herpen's high fashion clothing. Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Cynthia Amneus will guide you through the contemporary world of fashion during this week's experience. FREE. Reservations recommended
Artist Workshop: Outrageous Fashion
Visitors of all ages are welcome to join us for this workshop led by a local artist. Discover some of the amazing and creative fashion found in and create your own impressive prints to take home. Children must be at least 6 years old to participate. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
General Admission: $12, Art Museum Members: $6. Reservations Required.
Connect: DIY fashion
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
For Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Wee Wednesday: Fashion Show, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
You and your preschooler (ages 3-5) can experience interactive learning stations, story-time, hands-on art projects, like making boats and more! Wee Wednesday is FREE and recommended for ages 5 and under. This is an “Open House” program for preschoolers accompanied by an adult.
Family First Saturday: Fashion First Saturday 12–4 p.m.
This fun-filled day is perfect for the whole family. We’re celebrating the world of fashion and our exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion with a special scavenger hunt, visits from local artists, special performances and much more.
FREE. Reservations not required.
Evenings for Educators: Iris van Herpen Transforming Fashion, 4–7 p.m.
Celebrate the meeting of science and sculpture with Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. Hear from Adam MacPharlain, Curatorial Assistant, Fashion Arts & Textiles, about van Herpen’s role as both an artist and a fashion designer. Learn about the impact technology will have on the fashion industry, as you enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the fashion arts and textiles storage and guided tour of the special exhibition.
Public Tour with ASL Interpretation: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, 1 p.m.
A certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter joins an Art Museum docent each month for a free tour of one of our special exhibitions. This month we will explore style of the future in the exhibition Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.
Art After Dark: Transforming Fashion, 5–9 p.m.
Strut the runway in celebration of CAM’s special exhibition featuring avant-garde garments by contemporary fashion designer Iris van Herpen. Enjoy free access to the special exhibition, live music, specialty cocktails, guided tours and food for purchase. Guests are encouraged to dress to the nines! Free admission. No RSVP required.
Gallery Experience: Iris van Herpen with Cynthia Amneus, 3 p.m.
Take a close look at the unconventional material methods used in Iris van Herpen's high fashion clothing. Chief Curator and Curator of Fashion Cynthia Amneus will guide you through the contemporary world of fashion during this week's experience. FREE. Reservations Recommended
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Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Biopiracy, Dress, March 2014, 3-D printed thermoplastic polyurethane 92A-1 with silicon coating, in collaboration with Julia Koerner and Materialise, Collection of Phoenix Museum of Art, Gift of Arizona Costume Institute. Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios
Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Capriole, Ensemble, July 2011, 3-D printed polyamide, in collaboration with Isaie Bloch and Materialise, Groninger Museum, 2012.0209. Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios
Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Voltage, Dress, January 2013, laser-cut 3-D polyester film lace and microfiber, in collaboration with Philip Beesley, Groninger Museum, 2017.0008, Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios
Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Radiation Invasion, Dress, September 2009, faux leather, gold foil, cotton and tulle, Groninger Museum, 2012.0201. Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios
Iris van Herpen (b. 1984), The Netherlands, Magnetic Motion, Dress, September 2014, 3-D printed transparent photopolymer and stereolithography resin, High Museum of Art, Purchase with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Trust and through prior acquisitions, 2015.82. Photo by Bart Oomes, No 6 Studios