Christoph Heinrich was appointed director of the Denver Art Museum in 2010. The museum has totally changed under his tenure. The museum was rehung. Artwork that had been in storage for years has been put on display. The museum has been constantly changing which makes it new and refreshing every time I visit. Heinrich also hired new curators and secured blockbuster exhibits. It seems like a new and exciting exhibit opens every six weeks. Back in 2012, the museum hosted the Yves Saint Laurent retrospective which was a huge success. Last year, Florence Müller joined the museum as curator of Textile Art and Fashion. Her first exhibit was announces a few days ago. Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s will open on September 11.
From the press release: Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s–90s, shows work by Japanese designers who started a fashion revolution in Paris. The exhibition features 70 looks by powerhouse designers Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Kansai Yamamoto, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, and Junya Watanabe, whose impact on fashion still resonates today.
Perry and I are attending a lecture and champagne reception on Wednesday afternoon to find out more about the exhibit. I guess I’d better send my Comme des Garçons shirt to the cleaners.