|The costumes (art to wear) for Operas performance in London, 1973|
This Museum tells a story about humanity, about a journey of a person who was almost aborted and prematurely born, diagnosed with ADHD that made him expelled from 6 different schools at age 9 and finally enrolled at a school for mute and deaf, but turned out to be a super-talented adult. He is known as a world class Haute Couture designer. He designed some of the late Princess Diana (Lady Di) of England dresses. He also designed most of the Princesses and the Queens in Europe and Asia. He earned Ph.D. in Humanistic Philosophy from Oxford, plays 6 musical instruments and composed number for piano and harp.
He is overwhelmingly genius!
This museum tells about the journey of frustrations that turned into creations. All of this grandeur designs and extravagant collections are meant to show his humbleness in praising his Creator. And that the Creator has its own way to prove that everyone is precious, unique, doesn't need to be similar with others, and that ADHD and Autism are not a disease, but they are part of human development process for some.
For those who have a family member diagnosed with Autism and ADHD, I suggest you to visit this place. You may see that those with "special needs" probably need to be catered as a genius-to-be.
|Harry's sketch for the late Princess Diana in 70's,|
the dress that inspired by Marilyn Monroe's
Personally, as a fan of Baroque arts and music, I found this place as a heaven in Jakarta. I met Harry Darsono at a friend's birthday party and I was wearing black. When I visited the museum two days later, Harry Darsono said, "that (red) is the right color for you. Don't wear black too much in your age."
Enjoy the parade of pictures. *NH*
|this dress is made of 2 millions thread knots|
with different color of threads
Some of the collections in the museum. It's a display of gifts from the world leaders, namely Emperor Akihito of Japan, Margaret Thatcher of England, etc.
Harry Darsono and I with piano that once belongs to Chopin
One of Diana's dress, before she married to Prince Charles