Barneys x Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten and Maggie Gyllenhaal 


On March 27th Barneys New York CEO Mark Lee hosted a

dinner to celebrate Dries Van Noten’s show now running in Paris

at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs:”Dries Van Noten: Inspirations”.



Barneys has just unveiled anInspirations-inspired window display of its own,

complete with original films by Andrew Zuckerman. It’s also the exclusive vendor

of the luxury edition of the exhibition catalog, which comes with an extra volume

of archive dresses and a saucy belt holding the whole thing together. Pamela Golbin,

the show’s curator, praised Van Noten for “letting everyone into his private world.”

Indeed, rarely has a designer pulled the curtain back quite this far while still in the

game. “There’s a lot of superstition in fashion,” Golbin added, noting that Christian

Dior rarely made a move without consulting a clairvoyant. “If you show how it works,

will it still work afterward?” Van Noten, for his part, acknowledged the show was “kind

of a big step,” and the fact that some of the colleagues who helped him on it were born

after his first collection made it seem even bigger. His latest initiative, for the show’s

subsequent stint in Antwerp, is tracking down clothes from his earliest collections.

“As a young designer, of course, every garment means money. You sell as much

as you can,” Van Noten said. Later on, if you’re lucky, you buy them back.






Giovanna Battaglia





Tonne Goodman and Virginia Smith






Phillip Lim






Maggie Gyllenhaal and Yelena Yemchuk











 Harold Koda and Diane von Furstenberg






 Dries Van Noten, Pamela Golbin, Bonnie Pressman

and Mark Lee







 Narciso Rodriguez and Thomas Tolan






 Daiane Conterato






 Simon Doonan and NJ Goldston