The Templon gallery presents for the first time the work of the French seamstress and researcher Jeanne Vicerial. A resident of the prestigious Villa Medici program in Rome in 2020, Jeanne Vicerial, became, at not yet 30, the first French Phd Graduate in the practice of fashion design. Through her work, she questions the mechanisms at work in the design of contemporary clothing and proposes an alternative to the made-tomeasure/ready-to-wear dichotomy associated with fast-fashion culture.
Just like a runway show of static sculptures, the exhibition unveils a dozen works of art of innovative textiles and textures, which are at the heart of current issues around ecology or the links between ready-to-wear and haute couture. In the Brussels space, her dresses created from a single thread of several hundred kilometers long, imitating the muscle fiber and strangely echoing the human anatomy, seem to come to life. Baroque and unsettling, her creations forge links between design, crafts, fashion, arts and science, while to substantially redefining ideas about the body and clothing.Learn more