May 12 / 2016 - Financial times

Styling: Millicent Simon
Photography: Damien Foxe

Dress: Iris van Herpen silver changeant Lasercut Quaquaversal dress

May 4 / 2016 - Manus X Machina metropolitan museum now open

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.
The exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum of NY is now open.

The Costume Institute's spring 2016 exhibition, will explore how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear.

With more than 150 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition will address the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of mass production. It will explore this ongoing dichotomy, in which hand and machine are presented as discordant tools in the creative process, and question the relationship and distinction between haute couture and ready-to-wear.
There are a series of rooms based on traditional métiers of the haute couture, including embroidery, featherwork, artificial flowers, pleating, lacework, and leatherwork, which will be presented alongside versions that incorporate innovative processes, such as 3D printing, computer modeling, bonding and laminating, laser cutting, and ultrasonic welding. A room dedicated to the ateliers of tailoring and dressmaking will reflect the traditional division of a maison de couture.

May 4 / 2016 - Liu Wen at the red carpet met gala

The beautiful Liu Wen wearing the silver lasercut Iris Van Herpen Quaquaversal dress on the red carpet at MetGala 2016

May 4 / 2016 - VOGUE.com interview

Iris van Herpen interview with Mark Holgate for VOGUE.COM

Meet Iris van Herpen, the Dutch Designer Boldly Going Into the Future


May 4 / 2016 - NY Mag interview

Iris van Herpen interview with Véronique Hyland for NY Mag. 

The Designer Who Mixes Cutting-Edge Technology With Couture Tradition.


Steven Meisel for US Vogue

StevenMeisel shot Rianne Van Rompaey wearing the Iris Van Herpen Micro Couture dress in the latest edition of US VOGUE
Creative direction: Grace Coddington
Hair: Guido Palau
Make up: Pat McGrath


Continuing her collaborative relationship with SHOWstudio, Iris van Herpen asked Nick Knight and stylist Amanda Harlech to produce a fashion film featuring her LUCID collection. The collection explores the concept of lucid dreaming, where the dreamer is conscious of the dream state and therefore is able to exert a degree of control on what is happening.
Direction: Nick Knight
Styling: Amanda Harlech
Creative Consultancy: Jerry Stafford
Model: Holly May
Set Designer: Andrew Tomlinson
Make-Up: Andrew Gallimore
Hair: Lok Lau

The High Museum of Art Solo Exhibition

A giant thank you to the 190.000+ visitors who already came to the  Iris Van Herpen  Transforming Fashion solo exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The exhibition features 46 Couture looks, with dresses from all collections ranging from the very first  ChemicalCrows till the recent HackingInfinity collection.
Also, there are material samples which can be touched, videos and more.
November 07, 2015 - May 15, 2016

April 26 / 2016 - game changers at MOMO Museum

The 'Game Changers – Reinventing the 20th Century Silhouette' exhibition at the MOMU Museum in Antwerp has just opened, and will be running till August 14th 2016.

The Fashion Museum examines how Spanish couturier Balenciaga changed the silhouette of women's clothing in the 20th century, and his influence on today's top fashion designers.
On the picture you see two  Iris Van Herpen Couture looks, one from the HybridHolism, and one from the RefinerySmoke collection.

April 26 / 2016 - Cooper Hewitt Museum NY

A dress from the Iris Van Herpen Wilderness Embodied Couture collection and the Magnetic Motion shoes are showed at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York.
Both were made in collaboration with artist JólanVanDerWiel.
The exhibition BEAUTY—COOPER HEWITT DESIGN TRIENNIAL is running till August 21st 2016