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Jazz Age. The Roaring 20s

Start Date 12 September 2015
End Date 13 March 2016
Venue Modemuseum
Location Hasselt, Belgium
Curator Kenneth Ramaekers and Eve Demoen
Designer Scenography: Michiel Van Der Bos
Design: Brusatto
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins

From 12 September 2015 to 13 March 2016, Fashion Museum Hasselt invited visitors to enter the magnificent and evocative world of the Roaring Twenties.
The exhibition did not present a chronological overview but was conceived as a walk along various themes that outline the fascinating history and context of this ravishing period.

In addition, the exhibition also focused on the way in which the twenties influenced contemporary fashion.
In the 1920s, an innovative spirit of the times prevailed. The result is an innovative style that flirts with modernism and breaks with established values. The new morals and social etiquette dictated a completely different fashion, and fashion was questioned by avant garde art movements. That this period inspires is proven by the countless creations presented on the catwalk. Designers like to rake back to elements from the 1920s. It is not without reason that the principles of this vibrant decade form the basis of contemporary fashion.

With designs by Chanel, Jean Patou, Madeleine Vionnet, Paul Poiret, Worth, Sonia Delaunay, among others,
House of Jenny, Paquin, Callot Soeurs, Kitmir, Molyneux, Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Prada, Etro, Ferragamo, …

Curator: Kenneth Ramaekers

Co-Curator: Eve Demoen

Scenography: Michiel Van Der Bos

Production: Fashion Museum Hasselt

Design: Brusatto

With thanks to: City of Hasselt, Municipal Executive, non-profit organization Friends of the Fashion Museum, Employees of the Fashion Museum Hasselt, Employees of the Central Workshops of the City of Hasselt,

Volunteers of the Friends of the Fashion Museum

​Image Courtesy of Modemuseum, Hasselt, Belgium.