An Interview with Elisa de Wyngaert, MoMu Fashion Curator

"People make chapters in their lives and then organize it as a narrative"


Elisa De Wyngaert is a fashion curator at MoMu, the fashion museum of Antwerp, and a graduate of the Courtauld MA Documenting Fashion. Before curating, she contributed exhibition reviews to the Belgian radio, wrote exhibition and runway reviews, and worked for independent fashion houses in Antwerp. I spoke to her about her path into the industry and the ways she approaches her subject.

Wiesi Will, 'Air Dancers, 2018, Part of Soft? Tactile Dialogues MoMu Exhibition from September 28, 2018 - February 24, 2019 (Image: MoMu)


THEA: How did you start getting interested in fashion history?


ELISA: During my bachelor's, I had a course in costume and fashion, looking at fashion as auxiliary science. It involved looking at