• WE LOVE fascinating, sculpture-like creations - haute couture of the future
  • PLACE at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris 1st)
  • AGE : from 7-8 years old
  • Date until April 28, 2024
  • HOURS From 11am to 6pm (cash registers close at 5:15pm)
  • WHEN Tuesday to Sunday (except Monday)
  • CLOSE Monday
    • Thursday and Saturday until 9pm
    • Sundays until 8pm
  • PRICE : 14€ (exhibition + permanent collections)
  • FREE : -26 years old
  • To know: it is better to book your ticket online for a visit on Saturday and Sunday

"Iris van Herpen. Sculpting the senses"... between contemporary art, science and design

  • Located in the Louvre and Tuileries districtthe Musée des Arts décoratifs takes us on a voyage of discovery. an overwhelming sensory adventure around the creations of Iris van Herpen, Dutch haute couture designer born in 1984
  • She is one of the world's most avant-garde of his generation
  • The exhibition is designed as an immersive experience between contemporary art, science and design
  • We loved this exhibition. A unique and fascinating work of art
  • The world of Iris van Herpen blends traditional know-how and materials born of the high technology
  • It's all intriguing and confusing when you get down to the nitty-gritty, when you observe coral effectsfossils and minerals from which it draws its inspiration
  • With more than a hundred haute couture pieces on display, it asks questions about the place of the body in clothing and plays with a world she questions...
  • His fashion costumes are hybrids, some of them made in 3D printing !
  • Presented in dialogue with contemporary artworks by Philip Beesley, Collectif Mé, Wim Delvoye and many others, this young fashion designer's creations are absolutely fascinating.
  • We are spellbound by the metamorphoses of the body and the dreamlike aspect of his work: between the graphic universe and botany... it's a real revolution! To be seen, for example, during February break and of Easter

Around the exhibition for children and families

For tours, workshops and courses, please register directly on the museum website.

  • Ages 7 and up : Guided family tour -Iris van Herpen. Sculpting the Senses"The tour takes children and adults on a voyage of discovery into the world of fashion designer Iris van Herpen. Discover the richness of living forms, but also the art, craftsmanship and new technologies used to create spectacular dresses - (Duration 1h30 each child must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Ages 4-6 and 7-10 :Workshop – “Mini wonders"Drops, skeletons, honeycombs - nature's shapes are all sources of inspiration for the designer. The children play with folding and superimposing to create a delicate paper sculpture (Duration: 2h)
  • 11-14 years - Workshop-Natural explorations"Observation of nature's incredible repertoire of shapes: create a research notebook and interpretations using folded, pleated, embossed or cut-out paper. Composition of a dress for a 2D fashion silhouette. (Duration 2h)
  • 11-14 years - Internship -L'atelier de la mode"In the footsteps of Iris van Herpen: experimenting with the work of a fashion designer. From exploratory stages to the creation of a paper mannequin in volume. Create by experimenting with the properties and techniques of paper. (Duration: 4 sessions of 2.5 hours, Tuesday to Friday)
Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses" exhibition

The Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris

  • The Museum of Decorative Arts which was inaugurated in 1905, is located on rue de Rivoli in the Marsan wing of the Palais du Louvre
  • It is now a museum devoted primarily to Applied Fine Arts that can be found in furniture, ceramics, graphics or design of any kind of object today. His motto is to pursue "the realization of the beautiful in the useful".
  • It is a very educational museum where you learn to discover the styles and techniques by browsing through the rooms organized as "period rooms" from the Middle Ages to the present day
  • In the same building you can find The Fashion and Textile Museum
  • In addition to the permanent collections, the Museum of Decorative Arts presents exciting and often offbeat exhibitions

In the Louvre and Tuileries area

  • You can continue the visit going to the Louvre Museum of course! Or simply walk around outside. A vast playground without a car!
  • Or discover the Monet's water lilies the Orangerie Museum and take a trip to the Jeu de Paume Museum accessible from the Tuileries garden
  • But also simply stroll along the arcades of the rue de Rivoli and go to the peaceful garden of the Royal Palace absolutely fabulous in spring

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