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Excellent Exhibition: Helmut Lang @ The Bath Fashion Museum

Excellently anticipating “Turn of The Century,” the new exhibition at the Bath Fashion Museum in England, on view beginning May 1, 2010, which includes 25 signature pieces donated for display by influential 1990s Austrian fashion designer-turned-artist Helmut Lang. “Helmut Lang is the antithesis of the red-carpet celebrity dressing of the past 10 years,” Rosemary Harden, the manager of the museum recently told the UK Independent. “There are elements of anti-fashion; of minimalism. He has a very specific aesthetic, it is very pared down; there aren’t frills and bows and ruffle.” As Rachel Shields of the newspaper reports, “In recent years, Lang has donated a number of designs to 16 galleries around the world, including London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, the Musée de la Mode in Paris and Japan’s Kyoto Costume Institute. “I suppose he is thinking that he used to be a significant designer, and people can appreciate that with the clothes displayed,” said Ms Harden.”

Master of minimalism: Designer-turned-artist Helmut Lang. Image via Elfie Semotan via The Independent.

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