September 1 2014

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helmut lang in berlin


For his legion of fans, the day that Helmut Lang hung up his designer’s hat was one of fashion’s saddest. If you get to Berlin by October 11, however, you can take a trip down memory lane, with the first-ever exhibition of Lang’s digitized archive in 032c’s Museum Store. Three thousand of the 10,000 items that have been photographed were spliced into a video, documenting how his design aesthetic evolved over a nearly 20-year career. The effort is just one aspect of what Lang has been up to since stepping down in 2005—last month saw the opening of his first institutional solo art exhibition, Alles Gleich Schwer, at Hannover’s Kestnergesellschaft, another reason to make a pilgrimage to Germany this fall to bear witness to one of the world’s most moving minimalists.

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