Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is getting the documentary treatment and The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will debut the Chicago premiere of Dries next month for a limited run (October 27-November 2).
German filmmaker Reiner Holzemer followed the famously reclusive designer and his partner Patrick Vangheluwe for almost a year at work and at home over the span of creating four collections.
“’Dries’ is a fascinating account of a fiercely independent designer whose use of vibrant color and texture has set him out as a fashion giant and innovator…Van Noten is one of the most private fashion designers out there and it is a privilege to represent the first film ever made about him, and to witness his creative process.”
The film which looks back on Dries Van Noten’s 25 year career, features interviews with Van Noten and his team as well as Iris Apfel, Suzy Menkes and Pamela Golbin, chief curator of fashion and textiles at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The Chicago screening (180 N. State St.) will take place a month after Dries Van Noten’s SS ’18 show during Paris Fashion week. Tickets are on sale now get them here. In Chicago, the only independent boutique that sells Dries Van Noten is Blake on Chicago Avenue, also run by 2 discreet owners.
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