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On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Jone's house, Stephen Jones Millinery, MoMu presents a retrospective exhibition. The exhibition Stephen Jones: The Accent of Fashion guides you through the unique world of a hatmaker who has worked with many of the greatest names in the international fashion scene for three decades: Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Comme des Garçons, Claude Montana, John Galliano, Christian Dior, Azzedine Alaïa,Walter Van Beirendonck, Marc Jacobs, and many more. Stephen Jones plays a unique behind-the-scenes role in fashion because of the unparalleled freedom he is given by designers, allowing his work to influence the image of a collection. Just as accents in language lead to the correct reading and rhythm of a text, Jones’s hats add the appropriate punctuation to a designer’s fashion statement.
The space used is the same as in previous exhibits, but every topic is forcing to redefine its architecture and redesing its the use. In the case of Jones' show the idea is offer an open plan with a divisions of "islands" of content: hats. In the show everything is about hats, and objects were decided and chosen by Jones in collaboration with the curators Geert Bruloot (also the exb¡hibit designer) and Kaat Debo, as well as the museum team. The main concepts are distributed alog the "islands" where further information about how to and when, and why these hatas were created are accompanied buy historic/biographical stories offered by the same objects and some media devices who project runways, or clips or films about or dedicated to the artist/crafter's ideas and creations.