The annoyingly young Dutch fashion designer has blown away everyone--us included--by fusing traditional couture and rapid-prototyping technologies in garments that are either clothes masquerading as sculptures or sculptures masquerading as clothes. (Gaga, needless to say, is a fan.)
And van Herpen hasn’t even been at it that long. She started her own label in 2007, just a year after graduating from school (and after interning at Alexander McQueen and elsewhere).
She’s been awfully prolific since--prolific enough to fill a museum exhibit, anyway--whipping up everything from shoes for United Nude to dresses that strutted down the runway at Paris’s ultra-exclusive Couture Show last year.
The exhibit opens in March, and it’ll give an overview of her career from 2008 to the present. More info on the museum’s website here.