Fashion lovers don’t just flock to fashion weeks or stay updated on the latest accessory trends: they also have their shelves stock full of books on the history of fashion and love every aspect of the topic. For this reason, every year new museums are born that are dedicated to designers, and new exhibitions take place that re-tell the history of clothing and of famous brands. We want to suggest 5 must-see fashion exhibitions – but you’ll have to hurry, because some of them are only on until September or October! Others will run until the end of the year, or the beginning of 2018… and they might even provide the perfect excuse for a getaway in a wonderful city!
CHRISTIAN DIOR, COUTURIER DU RÊVE – Paris (until January 7, 2018)
An exhibition entirely dedicated to the maker of dreams, Christian Dior, takes place right now at the Museé des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and will be open until 7 January 2018. It’s a celebration of the brand from 1947 to this day.
YVES SAINT LAURENT – Paris and Marrakech (starting October 2017)
The two cities Yves Saint Laurent loved the most honor him with as many museums: on October 3, at the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, and on October 19, at Le Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, two museums will open their doors that will exhibit thousands of his accessories, sketches, and clothes in wonderful displays.
TRAVAUX DE DAMES? – Paris (until September 17, 2017)
An exhibition to investigate the role of women in applied arts: textiles, fashion, ceramics, design, and photography. Among the objects displayed here, you’ll find clothes by Elsa Schiapparelli. The exhibition, held at the Museé des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, closes its doors on September 17. Hurry up!
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, IL RITORNO IN ITALIA – Florence (until May 2, 2018)
This exhibition is all about the story of Ferragamo starting from his return to Italy in 1927, after he was celebrated in the US as the “shoemaker to the stars” of Hollywood. The venue is the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo at Palazzo Spini Feroni in Florence, where Ferragamo’s most beautiful creations are also displayed.
JUNGLE. L’IMMAGINARIO ANIMALE NELLA MODA – Turin (until September 3, 2017)
At the Reggia Venaria Reale, near Turin, this exhibition narrates the story of animalier prints and how they became paramount in fashion. Among the clothes on exhibit you’ll find Jungle, designed by Christian Dior in 1947, which constitutes the first panther print dress in the history of fashion, as well as animalier pieces by Hermes, Valentino, Ferragamo, Krizia, Givenchy, Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier and Cavalli.