At 39 years old, Iris Van Herpen has this physical status:
Iris van Herpen graduated from the ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem in 2006 and interned at Alexander McQueen in London, and Claudy Jongstra in Amsterdam before launching her own label in 2007. The Dutch designer debuted her first Couture collection 'Chemical Crows’, at the 2007 Amsterdam Fashion Week.
Van Herpen was one of the first designers to adopt 3D-printing as a garment construction technique.
Since 2009, pop star Lady Gaga has worn Iris van Herpen's designs on several occasions. In 2012, Lady Gaga wore a custom shiny black Couture dress for the launch of her perfume Fame. The shape of the perfume bottle served as the inspiration of the dress, which Van Herpen constructed from laser-cut strips of black acrylic. Van Herpen has also made use of silicones, iron filings, and resin.
- TIME Magazine names Iris van Herpen's 3D printed dresses one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2011.
- ANDAM Grand Prix Award (2014)
- STARTS Prize, granted by the European Commission (2016)
- Johannes Vermeer Award, Dutch state prize for the arts (2017)