Friday, October 7, 2011

The Great and Terrible Walter van Beirendonck

The most scandalous figure of "the Antwerp six", the Great and Terrible magician Walter Van Beirendonk has his retrospective exhibition in MOMU-the Antwerp museum of fashion. His reputation of being terrible is built by his students (he teaches at the fashion Academy of Antwerp) and nobody who has visited his exhibition and familiar with his work can deny his greatness.
Don't be fooled by this nice bearded guy meeting you at the doors.
Entrance to the museum.

Wait until you go upstairs, to the exhibition hall.
Entrance to the exhibition hall

Those piercing eyes will follow you while you pass from one hall to another, because never has the personality of the designer been so vividly reflected in his creations.

I brought home 8 GB of images, but all his collections are carefully documented on his website

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