Historical dresses undressed

00:06:15 145 MoMu
Fashion Museum Antwerp presented the short film 'Historical Dresses Undressed' by the Dutch video artist Bart Hess on the occasion of the exhibition 'Living Fashion. Women's Daily Wear 1750-1950'.


In order to best show the possibilities of the historical dresses from the extensive collection of the Dutch collector Jacoba de Jonge featured in this exhibition -which could be worn and/or modified in different ways- a fashion film has been made together with Bart Hess in collaboration with Harm Rensink.

Each silhouette has been filmed in various ways, often with different underclothing and accessories, with the altered silhouettes and sometimes the entire dressing process brought together in the edited film. The film shows six silhouettes, including a maternity dress, a riding habit, a remade dress, two dresses that could be used in more than one way, and a queue dress.

Video credits

Videokunstenaar: Bart Hess ism Harm Rensink

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