Timeline 

2021

2021

Queen Máxima

Queen Máxima celebrating her 50th birthday in Iris van Herpen custom Couture look. 
 

2021

2021

Jennifer Lopez 'In the Morning' videoclip.

Jennifer Lopez in her new ‘In the Morning’ videoclip.

2020

2020

Rosalía at the British Fashion Awards 2020

Rosalía for the 2020 British Fashion Awards.

2020

2020

Lady Gaga at the MTV Video Music Awards

Lady Gaga wears Iris van Herpen custom Couture at the MTV Video Music Awards 2020.

2020

2020

Carice van Houten in ‘Transmotion’ Short Film

Carice van Houten wears Iris van Herpen custom Couture for the ’Transmotion’ Film.

2020

2020

Rowan Blanchard at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Rowan Blanchard wears Iris van Herpen 'Aeriform' Couture at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. 

2020

2020

Joey King at the Golden Globe Awards

Joey King wears Iris van Herpen 'Hypnosis' Couture at the Golden Globe Awards 2020. 

2019

2019

Gwendoline Christie in Iris van Herpen at the 2019 BFI Film Festival

Gwendoline Christie wears custom 'Suminagashi' ink dress at the premiere of 'The Personal History of David Copperfield' during the 2019 BFI London Film Festival. 

2019

2019

Iris van Herpen Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden

Neutelings Riedijk Architects and Iris van Herpen have collaborated on the Naturalis Museum.

 

2019

2019

Eva Green in Iris van Herpen at the 'Proxima' movie premiere

Eva Green wear the silver lasercut 'Suminagashi' dress at the 'Proxima' movie premiere.

2019

2019

Cara Delevingne in Iris van Herpen at the Hollywood premiere of 'Carnival Row'

Cara Delevingne wear Iris van Herpen 'Poiesis' cape gown at the Hollywood premiere of 'Carnival Row'. 

2019

2019

Katy Perry wears Iris van Herpen in music video

Katy Perry wears Iris van Herpen for her music video and single album cover of ‘Never Really Over’, directed by Philippa Price. 

2019

2019
Dress for Björk's Cornucopia tour

Iris van Herpen collaborates again with long-time friend Björk, creating a sculptural blossomy custom dress for her new 'Cornucopia' show, premiering at The Shed in New York.

2019

2019
Custom look for Jordan Roth at Met Gala

Iris van Herpen creates a custom Couture Met Gala look for Jordan Roth, President of the five Jujamcyn Theaters on Broadway in New York.

2019

2019

Gwendoline Christie at the Game of Thrones premiere

Gwendoline Christie wears custom ‘Shift Souls’ Couture at the Game of Thrones final season premiere in New York.

2018

2018

Collaboration with David Altmejd and Tim Walker

Iris van Herpen collaborates with artist David Altmejd and Tim Walker.

2018

2018
Cate Blanchett at Cannes Film Festival

Cate Blanchett, Jury President of the Cannes Film Festival 2018, wears Iris van Herpen 'Ludi Naturae' Couture during the festival's 'Women in Motion' event.

2018

2018
Solange at Met Gala

Solange wears Iris van Herpen Couture, at the Met Gala themed ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’.

2018

2018
Opera Pelléas et Mélisande 

In collaboration with Marina Abramovich, Damien Jalet and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Iris van Herpen creates all the costumes for the singers and dancers of the opera 'Pelléas et Mélisande' by Claude Debussy.

2017

2017
Johannes Vermeer Award 2017

Iris van Herpen receives the Johannes Vermeer Award, Dutch state prize of the arts.

2017

2017
Cara Delevingne Film Premiere

Cara Delevingne wears the silver 'Aeriform' Couture dress by Iris Van Herpen at the L .A. première of the film
'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets', directed by Luc Besson.
 

2017

2017
Björk Celebrates Iris van Herpen Milestone

Björk Celebrates Iris van Herpen Milestone with performing a DJ set at the Salò in Paris, wearing Iris van Herpen 'Seijaku' Couture.

In 2018, Björk chooses Iris van Herpen Couture for her performance at Jools Holland.

2017

2017
Celebrating first decade

Iris van Herpen collaborates with Between Music for her 'Aeriform' Couture show in Paris, celebrating the first 10 years. Five musicians are playing music and singing under water during the show.
 

2017

2017
Solange wins Grammy

Solange wins Grammy Award wearing the Iris van Herpen 'Seijaku' Couture dress.

2017

2017
Sasha Waltz

Iris van Herpen designs all costumes for 'Kreatur' by choreographer Sasha Waltz, which is premiered at
Radialsystem V in Berlin.

2016

2016
Third Book

Iris van Herpen publishes her third book after winning the Witteveen+Bos Award, the STARTS Grand Prize of the European Commission and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium.
This book shows behind-the-scenes and highly detailed close-ups of many of her shows in Paris.
All photos are taken by Morgan O' Donovan. 

2016

2016
Opéra de Paris

Iris van Herpen designs all costumes for choreographer Benjamin Millepied's ballet 'Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward' 
for the Opéra de Paris. The process is captured for the film 'Reset' about Benjamin Millepied, by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai.

2016

2016
Metropolitan Museum NY

The 'Manus X Machina' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum NY shows seven Iris van Herpen iconics, including the 'Bird' dress, the 'Skeleton' dress, the 'Moon' dress and the 'Crystallization' top.

2015

2015
Second book

The High Museum of Art, Atlanta publishes the second Iris van Herpen book 'Iris van Herpen Transforming
Fashion'
. The book shows an overview of all her collections, including runway photos, Bart Oomes still-live photos and descriptions of her concepts and materials.
 

2015

2015
Gwendoline Christie 

Iris van Herpen shows the fusion between craft and technology during her 'Quaquaversal' runway show in Paris.
Three robots are finishing up a hand-crafted dress by printing live onto the actress Gwendoline Christie.

In 2017, Gwendoline Christie wears Iris van Herpen 'Aeriform' Couture at the European premiere of 'Star Wars, the last Jedi', in which she is starring.

2015

2015
Solo exhibition expands

The solo exhibition 'Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion' opens at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. This is the beginning of the United States exhibition tour. The exhibition is a continuation of the exhibition in the Groninger Museum, but now extended to show 8 years of work including 45 Couture garments.

2014

2014
Dom Pérignon

Iris van Herpen collaborates with Dom Perignon on 'Metamorphosis', that was launched world wide.
The collaboration included the exclusive bottle design by Iris van Herpen for Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004, her sculpture 'Cooconase' and the video 'The power of creation', starring Anja Rubik.

2014

2014
Scarlett Johansson

Iris van Herpen dressed Scarlett Johansson in the movie 'LUCY', directed by Luc Besson.

2014

2014
Visiting CERN 

Iris van Herpen visits CERN, one of the world's largest and most respected centres for scientific research to find inspiration for her work and processes, which she will revisit after. Through her experience at CERN, Iris discovered the use of magnets for her experiments. 

2014

2014
Beyoncé

Beyoncé wears Iris van Herpen 'Micro' dress in her video 'MINE'.

2014

2014
ANDAM Awards

Iris van Herpen wins the ANDAM Fashion Award in Paris.

2014

2014
Biopiracy 

Iris van Herpen collaborates with artist Lawrence Malstaf for her 'Biopiracy' Couture show in Paris, where models are suspended at the runway in a vacuum art installation.

2014

2014
New York City Ballet

Iris van Herpen designs all costumes for choreographer Benjamin Millepied's 'Neverwhere' for the New York City Ballet.

2013

2013
Awards

Iris van Herpen wins the Golden Eye Award, the Dutch Design Award and Marie Claire Award for best Dutch Designer.

2013

2013
SPLASH Project SHOWstudio

Iris van Herpen opens up her process by live-streaming the laborative process of making the 'SPLASH' dress
by hand. This SHOWstudio project is a collaboration with Nick Knight and Daphne Guinness. 
 

2013

2013
Expanding collaboration

Iris van Herpen collaborates for the first time with architect and professor Philip Beesley for her 'Voltage' collection. They continue working together on many of the following collections. For her 'Voltage' collection Iris also collaborates with professor and architect Neri Oxman from the MIT Media lab, creating a soft mutli-material 3D printed dress for the first time.

2013

2013
Voltage 

Iris van Herpen collaborates with experientalist Carlos van Camp for her 'Voltage' Couture show in Paris, where a model makes movement tangible on the runway through dancing with three million volts.

2013

2013
Ready to Wear

Iris van Herpen launches her RTW in Paris, starring artist Grimes and shows her first RTW collection 'Embossed Sounds'. 

2012

2012
First book

The Groninger Museum publishes the first Iris van Herpen book. The book shows an overview of all her collections, including runway photos, Bart Oomes still-live photos and descriptions of her concepts and materials.

2012

2012
Solo Exhibition 

The Groninger Museum presents the first large-scale solo exhibition of the work of Iris van Herpen.
The exhibition is curated by Mark Wilson and Sue-ann van der Zijpp and shows an overview of her work of the
first four years. All looks in the exhibition are archived in stil-live by photographer Bart Oomes and in the following
years the exhibition coninues travelling trough musea in Europe and the United States.

2011

2011
Björk album cover

Iris van Herpen designs Björk's dress for her 'Biophilia' album cover and 'Crystalline' single cover.
After this album, Iris continues designing for Björk her tours, videos and performances.
 

2011

2011
Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture

Iris van Herpen becomes guest-member of the Parisian 'Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture'. From this moment she shows her new collection twice a year at Paris Fashion week.

2011

2011
Best Inventions TIME Magazine

TIME Magazine names Iris van Herpen's 3D printed dress one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2011.

2010

2010
Awards

Iris van Herpen wins the Dutch Fashion Awards 2010 as well as the Dutch Incubator Award, the Accessory Award
and the Dutch Design Awards, RADO.

2010

2010
3D printing garments

Iris van Herpen designs her first 3D printed garment, that she shows at the runway at the Amsterdam Fashion Week. The 'Crystallization' top is inspired by shell structures and 3D-printed from white polyamide.
 

2010

2010
Fashion and Architecture

Iris van Herpen sets her first steps in collaboration outside of fashion, into architecture.
She collaborates with the architects Benthem Crouwel Architects, creating her 'Water' dress.
This inspires her to continue collaboration with other diciplines and to start working with technology.
 

2009

2009
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga wears Iris van Herpen for the first time.
She continues wearing IVH several occasions after, like for her perfume launch 'FAME' in 2012 in NYC
where she wears a specially designed shiny black Couture dress, inspired on her perfume bottle.

In 2018, Lady Gaga wears Iris van Herpen 'Syntopia' Couture at the Toronto International Film Festival.

2007

2007
Iris van Herpen starts her label

After studying Fashion Design at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Arnhem and interning at Alexander McQueen in London, and Claudy Jongstra in Amsterdam, Iris van Herpen starts her label in 2007, Arnhem, the Netherlands and shows her first collection at the Amsterdam Fashion Week.
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