Fashion Museum Series
exhibitions around the world
Who says you can only LOVE one thing? In addition to travel, one of my favorite things to do is find fashion exhibits and museums in every place I explore.
Welcome to my other world.
Museu del Disseny
As far as museums go, The Museu del Disseny (Design Museum) in Barcelona is at the top of my list for historical references and breathtaking visuals. A fashion lover's dream, this exhibit is part of the museum's permanent displays. Spanning an entire floor, your journey begins in the year 1550 and makes its way to present day fashion. I have visited this exhibit on two occasions and have learned something new each time.
New York City
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY
Known for their incredible exhibits (and a little party called The MET Gala), The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a way of creating unforgettable moments in time that stand still in the heart of every fashion lover. Savage Beauty was my first MET exhibit which is something I'll cherish for as long as I live. Photographs were not allowed, but I managed to sneak a few just for this post!
CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
They say that art is in the eye of the beholder. When entering a new exhibit, you never quite know what you're in for: how a display will make you feel and which visuals will stay with you long after you've left. In CHINA: Through the Looking Glass, The MET took us through a history of China as seen through the eyes of the media and the fashion industry. The impression this exhibit left on my heart is something that I hope I was able to convey in words.
MANUS X MACHINA:
FASHION IN AN AGE OF TECHNOLOGY
In Manus x Machina, The Costume Institute takes us through the tools and workmanship that go into various materials, including embroidery, featherwork, pleating and even 3D printed garments. On a larger scale, this exhibit started a conversation on the importance of the fashion industry. Through innovation and ingenuity, it has become one of the most powerful industries in the world. And that is something that can no longer be ignored.
VOLEZ, VOGUEZ, VOYAGEZ
Few fashion houses have stood the test of time quite like the house of Louis Vuitton. This temporary exhibit made its way through the world and stopped in New York City for a few weeks, just in time to let us witness its remarkable journey from inception to the powerhouse it is known as today. In keeping relevant to the world today, LV took advantage of social media and virtual reality - turning this exhibition into one of the most interactive ones I've ever been through before!
Armani | silos
Armani Silos is an impressionable homage to Mr. Armani and the empire he has built. Every single floor of this breathtaking museum serves to show a different facet of the design house while taking you through a tour of its history. Some of my favorite rooms included a floor dedicated to accessories (hello!) and another that displayed sketches and the inspirations for celebrity gowns through the years.
Dalida: SAVAGE BEAUTY
her wardrobe on & off stage
Before stumbling upon this glorious exhibit I unfortunately had never had the pleasure of knowing about the singer/actress Dalida. Thankfully, The Palais Galliera did a magnificent job of introducing us. Dalida not only broke records all across the world, she was known for being the muse to many designers. This exhibition showcases her ensembles during performances while showing you clips of them in the background - giving you a glimpse into her star studded life. Dalida's story is a tragic one, but this museum exhibit does a beautiful job of honoring her memory and the legacy she left behind.
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