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Beautiful Lace & Carine Gilson

Start Date 10 July 2019
End Date 19 April 2020
Venue Musée Mode & Dentelle
Location Brussels, Belgium
Curator Caroline Esgain
Designer Antigone Aristidou
Formerly Musée du Costume et de la dentelle
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins

The Fashion & Lace Museum of Brussels dedicated an entire exhibition to the timeless encounter between refined contemporary lingerie and the magic of lace from the past. Beautiful Lace & Carine Gilson took place from 10 July 2019 to 19 April 2020.

Couture lingerie combining silk and lace

Since 1990, Carine Gilson has created couture lingerie in her workshop in Brussels, combining silk and lace. Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman and Monica Bellucci have been spotted wearing her most beautiful creations. Luxurious and sophisticated pieces, photographed by the finest.

The lingerie brand blends know-how and modernity. At Carine Gilson, everything is done by hand and is finely crafted. Just as it was during the most influential era of Brussels lace.


Beautiful Lace & Carine Gilson – Fashion & Lace Museum (Musée Mode & Dentelle)

Carine Gilson tells you about the exhibition

After immersion in the world of the designer, who reveals her inspirations and the keys to her aesthetic vocabulary, the route offers a historic approach to lace, placing the Brussels designer’s work into a long line of descent whose keywords are luxury and finesse. The highly technical
nature of lace and its inlay is revealed, allowing a greater understanding of the full beauty of past and present creations.

Beautiful Lace, as if you were there!

In this exhibition, one of the first of its kind, the Brussels designer reveals what inspires her, talks about her collaborations and draws on the museum’s collections.

Discover the exhibition through our virtual tour.

Image courtesy of Musée Mode & Dentelle, Brussels (formerly Musée du Costume et da la dentelle)