IRIS VAN HERPEN
June 15th -
December 31st, 2013
The 3D changing room
Preparing your visit
What is this ?
The various sections of the programme
you're here :
The Centre for Lace
Why Calais lace?
In a nutshell In the early 19th century, a number of mechanics, engineers and tulle manufacturers from the Nottingham region emigrated to the continent, escaping a period of economic trouble and (...)
The Boulart Factory
In a nutshell _The International City of Lace and Fashion is accommodated in one of the last existing collective lace factories that were so much a feature of 19th-century Calais. The original (...)
How Calais’ International City of Lace and Fashion came into being
In a nutshell Between 1988 and 1998, the city of Calais acquired the Boulart factory, a former lace mill, with the idea of creating a centre paying tribute to the know-how involved in lacemaking, (...)