In an excellent tip from Collhunting, we’ve discovered information about the show Black. Masters of Black in Fashion and Costume. This retrospective at the Antwerp Mode Museum traces the cultural history and significance of the color black, the dying processes and how it was once for the wealthy who could afford such a labor-intensive color.
Antwerp was a city that was known for dying fabrics black in the 16th and 17th centruies and became the experts of the process. In this show, the exhibition features displays, images, and information about black as a color, fabrics and dying, and tracing how black became such a significant source of inspiration for many designers, starting with Coco Chanel’s famous ‘Little Black Dress’ to new styles by up-and-comer Gareth Pugh.
Read more about it here.