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Marit Eisses

Marit Eisses

Fashion Detective

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Den Haag, Nederland

Fashionologist and dress historian. That's French for: I work in a monumental vintage walk-in closet and love to talk about why people dress the way they do. I also write passionately about fashion mysteries and the elegance of bygone days. Contact me at maeisses@gmail.com.

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Exhibitions I worked on
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Givenchy: To Audrey With Love

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (2016)

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Romantische Mode

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (2014)

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Chanel: The Legend

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (2013)

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Ode aan de Nederlandse Mode

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (2015)

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Haute Couture

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (2010)

"Clothes are never a frivolity: they always mean something, and that something is to a large extent outside the control of our conscious minds." -James Laver

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Collections Manager, Fashion & Costume

Mother hen to gowns, shoes, purses, scarves and one of Audrey Hepburn's dresses from Breakfast at Tiffany's. My favourite pieces in the collection are our grand silk gowns from the time of Marie-Antoinette. Their beauty fascinates me endlessly.

Steltman Juwelier B.V.

Researcher

Currently working on a monograph to celebrate the 100th anniversary of royal jewellery firm Steltman, famous for their Art D├ęco jewellery. Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but it takes a talented jeweller to turn them into a lifetime companion.

University of the Arts London

MSc, Fashion Psychology

As a fashion historian I have always had a fondness for sartorial psychology. I'm thrilled to be able to make a formal study out of it, flying down to London every week. Oscar Wilde said so himself: there's no such thing as being overdressed or overeducated!

Leiden University

MA , Art History

Art history taught me to think critically and become a creative researcher. My final thesis focused on the fascinating wardrobe of seventeenth-century aristocrat and author Margaret Cavendish. I owe this lovely duchess the "cum laude" marking on my diploma.

Couturage

Collections Assistant, Costume Collection

Volunteer and occasional runway model for a twentieth-century fashion collection :-)

Things I love
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Very impractical shoes

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Eighteenth-century gowns

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Floral still lifes