Piet Paris (1962) is considered one of the most important fashion illustrators of the era. His recognisable style can be seen in international magazines and companies all over the world. Paris created illustrations and (window) displays for the American department-store Saks Fifth Avenue as well as the décor for Viktor & Rolf’s fashion show. Paris’ illustrations regularly appear in magazines like Vogue, Elle and W Korea. His work has been included in important books about fashion illustration. He has also been the curator of the Arnhem Fashion Biënnale three times (2005, 2007 and 2009). Furthermore, he has been active in teaching fashion in the Netherlands for years and is the co-founder of the Fashion Institute Arnhem. Piet Paris has won a number of prizes, including the Dutch fashion prize Grand Seigneur.
The Chambres of Piet Paris
The Chambres of Piet Paris focuses on Paris’s work methods and design process. His archive – Paris has been active in the profession for 25 years – forms the core of the exhibition, which Piet Paris has designed himself. Piet Paris has selected over 75 works that he has produced for magazines and corporate clients all around the globe. There is also plenty of new work on show. Participants in the exhibition include Prada, Marni, Thom Browne, Viktor & Rolf and many others.