In Conversation with Curator Kaye D. Spilker
Join fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck and graphic designer Paul Boudens—internationally acclaimed Belgian artists—for a provocative discussion about the creation, reinterpretation, and presentation of fashion. Van Beirendonck was a member of the Antwerp Six, a group of young designers who gained international fame in 1986, revolutionizing conventional notions about fashion. An iconoclast whose work explores challenging social issues and ignores conventional trends, Van Beirendonck is a style maverick and a magician of color and explosive energy.
Paul Boudens has worked with Van Beirendonck for three decades. His graphic design is startlingly bold or delicately beautiful, marked by an idiosyncratic, singular vision that has enhanced the work of such fashion luminaries as Dries Van Noten, Olivier Theyskens, Yohji Yamamoto, and Haider Ackermann.
The adventurous work of this uninhibited and captivating Belgian duo will be abundantly illustrated in this conversation about the compelling nature of fashion.
Bing Theater | Reception to follow | $35 general admission; free for Costume Council members | Costume Council members RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323 857-6555 by March 22. RSVP required | General admission tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
Presented by the Costume and Textiles Department. This program has been organized in conjunction with Otis College of Art and Design.