"Masters of Black in fashion and costume", at MoMu, Antwerp (2010)

The Momu Mode Museum Provincie Antwerp) scheduled in 2010 an exhibit about "black and wearing that color" from various perspectives, being the show called
This is a reviews of the exhibition that has been edited and updated. 

photo from MoMu website
Plan of the exhibit
Sounding very attractive by title, the content of the show ends being a little 
sort in pieces.  The display is divided by sections, up to 22, each one with 
a title that aims to explain the different concepts treated in the exhibit.  

At the entrance of the show the visitor receives a leaflet with very concise 
information and a list of pieces, names of couture houses and designers 
presented and labels for other objects.
The scenography honoring the title of the show is most powerful and 
the darkness embraces the ambience, which is interrupted by spotlights that 
focus each of the pieces on display, most of them standing on huge irregular 
black tables, offering the notion of islands in the middle of a "black sea", a very 
dramatic effect.  Temporary wall, also painted in black, divide some of the sections
 and also serve as surface where to hang paintings or display other objects, t
hat are the artistic or historic reference to the concept presented.

The exhibit covers some milestones in the history o fashion, such as a replica 
of the Chanel's "Ford T dress", the celebrated prototype of the "petite robe noir", 
the elegant and always in fashion black dress. There some paintings used
 to contextualize costumes and cloths.
Pieces shown are from the Momu's own collection, loans from other museums, 
and private collectors or the couture houses.

Among the designers presented are some of the famous Antwerp Six from 
Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Fashion Department) plus other well known 
international designers and couture houses, Givenchy, Chanel, Viktor & Rolf, 
Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint-Laurent, Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons, 
Gareth Pug, etc.