FEMMES FATALESPublished by Waanders & De Kunst on occasion of the exhibition 'Femmes Fatales' at the Gemeentemuseum The Hague (17/11 - 26/3 2019)200 pages24 x 30 cmHardboundNederlands/English
Do women design differently for women than their male colleagues? What is their influence? What does being a woman mean for their creations? And what is their vision on fashion? This book shows work by Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiaparelli, Mary Quant, Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel, Miuccia Prada, Maria Grazia Chiuri (Dior) and Dutch fashion celebrities such as Fong Leng, Sheila de Vries and Iris van Herpen and many others.
Maria Grazia Chiuri printed 'We Should all be Feminists' in her first collection for Dior T-shirts. A year later Chiuri again used T-shirts, this time with the stimulating question 'Why Are There No Great Women Artists? Chiuri herself indicates that the rise of Donald Trump, the women's protest marches and the #metoo movement have fueled her engagement in the public debate. This also applies to Angela Missoni (Missoni). For her autumn 2017 collection, she brought so-called 'pussy hats', designed as a protest against Donald Trump, from the street to the catwalk. For this exhibition ARK created an apparel line 'PINK NOT PUSSY' which was on sale on the webshop pinknotpussy.com, De Bijenkorf The Hague and the museum shop during the exhibition.