(who could imagine a poet wearing anything other than black?)
I have been to Antwerp several times before and if you know me at all, you know that it's usually a pilgrimmage to worship at the temples of the fashion gods: Demeulemeester, Van Noten, et al...But this time was for a vernissage, a gathering of Noir - Masters of Black in Fashion & Costume. It featured not only contemporary designers who are inspired to design in this preferred 'non-color' but also, a history of black in fashion: dye processes, social connotations, the Victorian era, jewelry, accessories...a extremely rich display for a very specific topic. It was lovely...
RIP Lee McQueen
Call or email the Mode Museum and order the catalogue if you are so inclined - you will not be disappointed. http://www.momu.be/