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Hussein Chalayan, "Afterwords", 2000. Film de Marcus Tomlinson Sadler’s Wells Theater, Londres, 16 février 2000 Collection Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d‘Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean | Acquisition 2000 | Vue de l’exposition Hussein Chalayan, Design Exchange – Canada’s Design Museum 18.09.2014 – 25.01.2015
mirror mirror: cultural reflections in fashion

Collection presentation

Luxembourg designers Sarah Zigrand (b. 1967, London) and Georges Zigrand (b. 1971, Luxembourg) curate Mudam’s Collection of fashion.

This display celebrates the museum’s approach to collecting across different artistic disciplines, including fashion that have been a part of the Mudam Collection since 2000. At the heart of the selection is Afterwords (2000) by Hussein Chalayan (b. 1970, Nicosia). Composed of a set of furniture that transforms into clothing, the installation is one of the most iconic pieces in the collection. It will be presented alongside other pieces selected by Sarah Zigrand, many of which will be displayed at Mudam for the first time.

The display reflects the core of the museum’s holdings in fashion and their focus on European designers and collections from the early 2000s and considers how fashion reflects changes taking place in society over time. The expansion of the internet and the affirmation of a globalised world are evident in the diversity of references and the gradual elimination of borders between genders – phenomena that can be linked to this pivotal period. The display will offer a rare opportunity to see archive pieces by a broad range of designers including Hussein Chalayan, Helmut Lang (b. 1956, Vienna), Martin Margiela (b.1957, Genk), Hiroaki Ohya (b. 1970, Kumamoto), Grit and Jerszy Seymour (b. 1966, Halle / b. 1968, Berlin), Walter Van Beirendonck (b. 1957, Brecht), Junya Watanabe (b. 1961, Fukushima) and Bernhard Willhelm (b. 1972, Ulm).


Sarah Zigrand (b. 1967, London) is an independent design consultant. She works between London, Paris and Italy, and has her studio in Luxembourg. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Fashion/Footwear & Accessories from the Royal College of Art in London, she went on to design male and female collections for many international fashion brands. Head of Shoe Design for fashion designers such as Stella McCartney, Céline and Dries Van Noten, Zigrand has also collaborated for many years with Hussein Chalayan and Damir Doma.

Georges Zigrand (b. 1971, Luxembourg) graduated from the École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg in 1997. He began his career in London, working for ten years for leading design companies, including CassonMann Designers, designing exhibitions for the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Imperial War Museum, London, among others. On his return to Luxembourg in 2007, he founded his own studio and now works as an independent designer. His projects, include furniture design and exhibition scenography in addition to establishing comprehensive design strategies for institutional clients.


  • Sarah Zigrand

Exhibition Design:
  • Georges Zigrand