• Runway Archive: Valentino, Ready-to-Wear Winter 1979-1980


    The image captures a moment of fun on the runway of the Valentino winter 1979-1980 collection. The models are wearing two total-black outfits, composed by an two different 'little black dresses', one made of velvet and the other probably of sheer silk, and pointed heels. The two outfit are completed by flamboyant hats and accessories.

  • ‘Margiela: The Hermès Years’ on Europeana Fashion Tumblr


    Hermès A/W 1998-1999. Vareuse in double-faced cashmere, sleeveless high-neck pullover in cashmere, mid-length skirt in Shetland wool and boots in calfskin, ‘Le vêtement comme manière de vivre’ Le Monde d’Hermès, Photo: John Midgley. ‘Margiela, The Hermès Years’, 31st March - 27th August 2017. Image courtesy MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp.

    This April, MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp curates the Europeana Fashion Fashion Tumblr with the images of its current exhibition ‘Margiela: The Hermès Years’.



    In fashion, names are important: the history of fashion was constructed on the names of the designers who shaped the most iconic silhouettes, or designed the unforgettable items that became symbols of their time. However, this kind of history is guilty of leaving behind some of the names whose role is not to visible, but still invaluably important.

  • Europeana Fashion Focus: Hat designed by Max Heymans, 1950s.


    Hat designed by Max Hyemens, 1950s. Courtesy Amsterdam Museum, all rights reserved.

    The picture shows a cocktail hat designed in the 1950s by Max Heymans, dubbed the ‘godfather’ of Dutch couture.

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