Dries Van Noten Inspirations March 1 – August 31st at Les Arts Decoratifs all photos by Sonny Vandevelde


Dear Shaded Viewers,

The first exhibition in Paris dedicated to the  Belgian designer Dries Van Noten opens March 1st and continues until the 31st of August. The exhibition is a journey into the universe of Dries Van Noten and will include images, films, extracts from films and musical references.

For those of you that have been living under a rock, Dries Van Noten studied at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, he received his diploma in 1981 and launched his brand in 1986 with the support of Christine Mathyset and Patrick Van Gheluwe and is he is one of the Antwerp 6. His first mens collection was presented in London in 1986.  I've included an interview that I did with Dries in celebration of JOYCE's 40th anniversary. Joyce Ma was the first to bring Dries Van Noten to China.






Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.