On the other hand, sometimes the museum accepts donations from international designers that have no connection to Antwerp, if it feels those pieces would make a good addition to its archive. “Last year we got a rather large donation by Calvin Klein, but we were very happy with his offer, so we made an exception,” says Mertens. “We also have some interesting pieces by Yamamoto donated by him two years ago.” Yamamoto once had a worldwide flagship in Antwerp which shared the same building as MoMu, but it has since closed. Pictured above: Tiny hats by Bernhard Willhelm.
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On the other hand, sometimes the museum accepts donations from international designers that have no connection to Antwerp, if it feels those pieces would make a good addition to its archive. “Last year we got a rather large donation by Calvin Klein, but we were very happy with his offer, so we made an exception,” says Mertens. “We also have some interesting pieces by Yamamoto donated by him two years ago.” Yamamoto once had a worldwide flagship in Antwerp which shared the same building as MoMu, but it has since closed. Pictured above: Tiny hats by Bernhard Willhelm.