Iris Van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses

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10.0 X 13.15 X 1.1 inches | 4.23 pounds

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About the Author
Iris van Herpen founded her fashion house in 2007. Known for her blend of technology and traditional craftsmanship and for her vision of fashion as an interdisciplinary language and dynamic entity, she now belongs to the Fédération de la Haute Couture. Her collaborations are also distinctive, including with sculptor Anthony Howe, architect Philip Beesley and artist Casey Curran. Cloé Pitiot is curator of the exhibition Sculpting the Senses at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, to which she is affiliated, and Louise Kurtis is assistant curator of the same expo. Ariane Koek founded the first "arts" program within CERN and is an independent producer, writer, speaker, curator known for her multi-disciplinary approach.
"The effect is to bring the viewer inside Van Herpen's own neural network, an awfully privileged place to be."-- "The New York Times"
"She has managed to create a unique world, somewhere between fairy tale and science fiction. In my opinion, she is unique and essential."--Christine Macel, Director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
"Supernatural inspiration meets space-age materials in the work of a visionary young designer."-- "The Wall Street Journal"
"A 'Cerebral Wonderland' exhibition that induces awe on every level..."-- "VOGUE"
" fireworks galore.....tantamount to visiting a natural history museum, a contemporary art gallery, a planetarium and a fashion show combined. It is visually arresting from start to finish, with a touch of the magician."-- "Women's Wear Daily"
"...Iris van Herpen's clothes have always been works of art."-- "W Magazine"
"Often inspired by rock formations, fossils and skeletons, the show dives deep into van Herpen's web of natural influences."-- "CNN"
"Iris van Herpen has challenged conventional approaches to clothing design by melding couture craftsmanship with new technologies, art and science."-- "Apollo"
"Van Herpen's marriage of the natural and the manufactured is a thrilling experiment in contemporary fashion..."-- "The Fashion Studies Journal"
"As her new book Sculpting the Senses is published, the groundbreaking designer discusses skydiving, fashion as art, and why her work connects to science and architecture."-- "AnOther Magazine"