Visit a unique Fashion Room – ELLE Belgium

The Fashion and Lace Museum of Brussels opens its wings, showing recent donations and acquisitions, often dated back to the 2000s, but the archives date back to 1725. And you will be surprised by the analogies.

Since its renovation, the Fashion and Lace Museum has been animating the center of Brussels with relevant, anchored and contemporary exhibitions. Olivier Theyskens, Jean-Paul Lespagnard, the students of La Cambre Mode (s), "Backside / la Mode vue de dos" or the works of silk and lace by Carine Gilson, we marvel and learn .

Fashion Room © Fashion & Lace Museum

From now on, the "Fashion Room", a complementary gallery of museum visits, will offer selections of Brussels creations in a Belgian and international context.

Minimalism, deconstruction, neutral colors, simple forms, such as excessiveness and sociology of fashion, will be arranged by themes every 4 months, with pieces from the 350 m² of museum reserves. Archives signed by Brussels creators, but also Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Comme des Garçons.

The museum refers to Brussels for the international history of fashion. With more than 10,000 pieces of clothing, lace and accessories, her collections offer a panorama of Western fashion from the 16th century to the present day.

We thus learn about the consistency of the Museum's acquisitions (choice of pieces, relevance, interest in the collection …), we discover exceptional pieces, except showcase, closer. The Fashion Room's exhibitions are organized around themes, periods, creators, or simply the pleasure of presenting acquisitions in their diversity.

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Fashion Room © Fashion & Lace Museum

"New Millennium"

The first opus, exposes a set of Belgian and international silhouettes created around the year 2000: Giorgio Armani, Issey Miyake by Naoki Takizawa, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe Like Boys, Ann Demeulemeester, Annemie Verbeke, Beauduin-Masson, Dries Van Noten, Prada, As Boys, Martin Margiela, Helmut Lang, Veronique Leroy, Gucci by Tom Ford, Olivier Theyskens, Dolce & Gabbana

Just the layout of the Fashion Room, a sort of life-size Kapla, is worth a visit for the architecture of its modular design.

  • The exemplarity: in what does a play represent an epoch, a new trend, the singular language of a creator, a technical specificity, a social evolution?
  • Brussels : the Fashion & Lace Museum collects fashion from around the world, but with increasing intensity from the international up to … the Grand Place.
  • Story telling and provenance: nothing like a piece with a beautiful story!
  • State of conservation: because the Museum will have to ensure the durability of the pieces acquired.
  • Relevance : is it an entire silhouette? What would the piece or ensemble give on a static manikin in a museum? What would be his visual interest in such a context?

The Fashion Room in practice

3 to 4 exhibitions of 3 to 4 months / year


Fashion & Lace Museum
Rue de la Violette 12 – 1000 Brussels
T +32 (0) 2 213 44 50

Business hours

From Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 17h
Closed Monday and November 1st, November 11th, December 25th and January 1st


Entry: 8 €
Senior: € 6 / Student: € 4 / Free for children under 18
Other discounts possible


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