Many people consider fashion an art, so it is not surprising that some of the most important museums choose to host exhibitions related to costumes, the most prestigious designers and the latest trends. Today, fashion lovers can enjoy an array of fantastic venues which are dedicated exclusively to the world of fashion.
Must-see Museums for Fashion Lovers
With an array of wonderful museums to visit, we give you a selection of the best places across the world where you can discover more about fashion. Here, you will also be able to learn more about its fascinating creative process and its relationship with other arts.
Yves Saint Laurent Museum – Paris, France
Opening in 2017 and spread across 450 square meters, at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris, visitors can discover sketches, photos and videos of the iconic designer throughout his career. In addition, it has a collection of more than 5,000 dresses and prototypes, where the ‘Studio’ is one of the most interesting parts to visit, as was where Yves Saint Laurent explored his creative process here
Footwear Museum – Venice, Italy
Situated in a 15th-century residence located on the banks of the Brenta River in Venice, this museum houses over 1,500 luxury shoes, produced by the Rossimoda factory in collaboration with acclaimed names such as Givenchy, Loewe, Calvin Klein and Dior. In addition, the museum has a small exhibition on Venetian footwear from the 18th and 19th centuries, which will certainly arouse your interest.
Automobile and Fashion Museum – Málaga, Spain
This curious museum is located in the emblematic building of Tabacalera in Malaga, where guests can delight in 200 couture dresses distributed in seven fashion collections. Here one can find different Dior headdresses from the 1950’s, combined with pieces by Chanel, Nina Ricci, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Oleg Cassini and Dior.
Balenciaga Exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum – Madrid, Spain
Although this museum is not dedicated to fashion, it now has a temporary exhibition focused on one of the most important couture designers of the 20th century, Cristóbal Balenciaga. Those who visit the exhibition will see a selection of Spanish paintings that exemplify the influence it made on iconic collections.
Victoria and Albert Museum – London, United Kingdom
The Victoria and Albert Museum focuses on fine arts and design, where you can feast your eyes on collections of decorative art from different parts of the world. As well as exhibitions of sculpture, ceramics, glass, furniture, the museum is home to costumes date back to the fifteenth century. These collections occupy 18 galleries and provides a fascinating insight into the evolution of fashion.