Presenting Iris van Herpen's universe and her relations between dance, arts, and design, the book starts with an essay by curator Cloé Pitiot. Followed by an article written by Louise Curtis, assistant curator, on Iris van Herpen's collaborations. The foreword is written by actress Tilda Swinton.
Ariane Koek - Founder of Arts at CERN - links Iris her work with the world of science. An exclusive interview by Art curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist, reveals the most imperative moments of the past sixteen years.
Catalog for the exhibition "Iris van Herpen. Sculpting the Senses", presented at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from November 29, 2023 to April 28, 2024.
Sculpting the Senses/Sculpter les Sens offers an overview of Iris van Herpen's work over the past sixteen years. The designer presents her most emblematic designs, while exploring in greater depth her forward-looking vision of fashion. Through 100 of her dresses, Iris van Herpen clearly challenges our vision of "haute couture". Sculpting the Senses plunges you into her sensory universe, bringing together fashion, contemporary art, design and science around nine themes that form the very essence of Van Herpen's work.
"Fashion is an instrument of change, which makes us evolve on an emotional level. Through biomimicry, I observe the forces behind forms in nature. These patterns and natural cycles guide me as I explore new forms of femininity for a more conscious and sustainable fashion future". Iris van Herpen