Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Blue Jeans exhibition at Centraat Museum Utrecht

Blue jeans, from 17th century to present day 

You don't even have to take a closer look to notice that Dutch people love to wear jeans like no other. Jeans is dominating the  streetstyles in the Netherlands.
Apparently the Dutch wear the highest number of jeans per head of the population.
Based on general street style in the Netherlands this is not something to pursue. However this exhibition proves that there are reasons to be proud of this fact.
With this exhibition Centraal Museum Utrecht is showing the historical and current aspects of jeans. The exhibition shows the experimental and creative side of jeans: from their origin as work wear in the 17th century, to high fashion in the 20th century, to contemporary jeans - including worldwide renowned Dutch brands such as G-Star.
What's so great about this exhibition is that it covers all kinds of topics and that it shows some amazing pieces from classic  jeans brands to jeans couture from Maison Martin Margiela, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.

As Yves Saint Laurent often repeated: “I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes”.

Blue jeans, from 17th century to present day is open until March 10

Master of the Blue Jeans, Woman begging with two children
– on loan from Galerie Canesso, Paris © Thomas Hennocque

Freudental / Verhagen

Marithé  + François Girbaud

Nieuwe Heren 'Beauty and the Geek' 

Pieter van den Boogert


Vivienne Westwood AW 1992-1993

punk outfit / Maison Martin Margiela

Bas Kosters

Viktor & Rolf, Levi Strauss & Co

 Natasja Martens, designer for G + N

Freudenthal / Verhagen 'Bark' 

Freudenthal / Verhagen 'Bark' 

Sander Stoepker 

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