Haute couture is synonymous with craftsmanship, luxury, extravagance, and spectacle. But aren’t these typical features of contemporary prêt-à-porter? The Modemuseum Hasselt’s new exhibition Haute-a-Porter examines this question further and researches the changing relationship and cross-fertilization between haute couture and ready to wear.
Through a variety of themes and a selection of spectacular silhouettes and accessories from high end designers and fashion houses, the exhibition highlights the significance of haute couture for contemporary fashion. Pieces from the likes of Dior, Viktor&Rolf, Valentino and many more are all on display in the beautifully designed museum. Completed with photography, film (this includes our One Look series), art and music, Haute-à-Porter offers a unique insight into the fashion industry of the last 30 years.