Dries van Noten is a Belgian fashion designer who is known for his intellectual approach to style. Having been educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, van Noten always applies an eccentrically cerebral technique to designs. In 2008, he was honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with their International Award.
That same year, he created Cate Blanchett’s Oscar dress and has been one of her favorite designers ever since. Fashion runs in van Noten’s blood, as the designer’s family boasts a tradition of garment making. The van Noten legacy will receive yet another honor as Dries’s universe is revealed at the Museum of Decorative Arts (Musée des Arts Décoratifs) in Paris.
During an exhibition running from March 1 until August 31, 2014, van Noten’s inspirations will be presented side-by-side with his actual creations. In this way, the spectator can analyze van Noten’s motivation and execution. From a Francis Bacon painting to Mark Rothko’s color explorations to contemporary artists of today, much of van Noten’s inspiration comes from the art world. Other sources of artistic vision include faraway places to which van Noten has been able to travel.
Each piece from van Noten’s collections is put into perspective within a particular sphere, which constitutes the inspiration for the creation. Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can experience Dries van Noten at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs during their stay in Paris.
Paris benefits from a long tradition in high fashion, so this is the perfect occasion to discover one of the most enigmatic designers in the business today. Located just a stone’s throw away from the Louvre Museum, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is very easily accessible from the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier.