Manneken Pis opts for a dress
Over the years, Brussels’ iconic statue of a peeing boy has been spotted donning a great deal of different, eye-catching outfits. Now, for the first time in history, Manneken Pis has sported a dress.
And what a dress! Of course, Belgium has many fashion designers to choose from – think of the Antwerp Six, for example –, but this particular piece has everything to do with the Brussels-born Belgian designer Diane von Fürstenberg.
The new piece marked the 50th anniversary of the creation of von Fürstenberg’s so-called wrap dress. This 1970s invention consists of a knee-length dress with a long-sleeved jersey and became so popular that, in 2004, a whole book came out dedicated to the Belgian designer’s wrap dresses, which have been worn by celebrities across the world.
The celebrated designer has called it a great honour to design clothing for the world-famous little statue and mused that the dress might symbolise the fluidity of Manneken Pis.
The green and white creation by the Belgian fashion mogul will be on display for an exhibition in honour of Diane von Fürstenberg at the Fashion & Lace Museum in Brussels.
Who knows, maybe the statue will don more dresses in the future!