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Dutch fashion designer melds the traditional and high-tech

Drawing inspiration from sources including art, architecture, the movement of the human body and science, Iris van Herpen creates cutting-edge fashion using a combination of traditional craftsmanship and innovative technology.

And though van Herpen's name may not be well-known to the average fashion-loving consumer, fashion-forward singers like Lady Gaga, Bjork and Beyonce have all worn her creations.

"Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion," a new exhibition opening Saturday at Atlanta's High Museum of Art, features 45 pieces pulled from 15 of the Dutch artist's collections designed between 2008 and this year. Organized chronologically, it gives visitors insight...