Information from the museum website
From 1 August to 22 October 2006 the Rijksmuseum and the Nieuwe Kerk are presenting a remarkable exhibition: ‘Fashion DNA’. This is the first fruit of a two-year cooperative agreement. In ‘Fashion DNA’ the Rijksmuseum’s rich costume collection is the starting point for a unique exhibition on the body, identity and image. The exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerk has been spectacularly designed in a contemporary style by Italo Rota, the Italian architect known for his work for Roberto Cavalli, Dior and others and for his designs for the Winter Olympics in Turin.
The catalogue of ‘Fashion DNA’ views articles on fashion, identity and the way people coped with their body throughout the ages. You will find interviews with fashion-icons and fashion-buyers and of course many pictures of the costume collection and more or less known treasures of the Rijksmuseum in a total new conception.