Dries Van Noten Is Getting The Designer Documentary Treatment

by MR Magazine Staff

Dries Van Noten doesn’t have the swagger of Tom Ford. His namesake brand doesn’t have the same household recognition as heavyweights like Prada or Louis Vuitton. He’s not name-checked by leading men on awards show red carpets, nor by rappers on their mixtapes. But to menswear fans and fashion insiders, Van Noten is one of the most well-respected and inventive designers alive today. And if anything, his relative obscurity and under-the-radar way of working only plays into his allure. Van Noten is a man, after all, who has eschewed the spotlight for the most part, instead choosing to run his business from a former museum storage building in Antwerp, as opposed to some fashion capitol like New York or Paris. Which all might change in a few months’ time. It was first revealed that the 58-year-old Belgian agreed to have a documentary film made about his life and work last year. And now we have our first look at the finished product will debut at the Copenhagen International Film Festival next month (March 18th to be exact). See more at GQ.