This season, the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, Netherlands brings together 350 years of denim history. Conceptually displayed as an interactive 100-meter long timeline, the exhibit details the rich history of our beloved material.
Early artifacts include classic paintings and old sample books dating back to the 18th century. Modern art photography and haute couture designs by Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Martin Margiela and Yves Saint Laurent elevate connotations regarding fabrics, while archival examples by Levi’s and Lee highlight still-relevant heritage ideals. An exhibition book will soon be available at Tenue de Nîmes.