Fashion Museum Series

exhibitions around the world

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Alexander McQueen quote

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.
Barcelona

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As far as museums go, The Museu del Disseny (Design Museum) in Barcelona is at the top of my list for historical references and breathtaking visuals.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.  
Design Museum, Barcelona black dress
New York City
Savage Beauty red dress

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.

LOUIS VUITTON:

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!
Louis Vuitton Volez Voguez Voyagez Exhibition NYC
Milan

Armani | silos

The Exhibition

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.
armani silos the exhibition
Paris
dalida exhibit nude dress with red

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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Barcelona
Design Museum, Barcelona

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Museu del Disseny

Barcelona, Spain
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. It is a must-see when you are visiting Barcelona!

New York City

Savage Beauty Alexander McQueen

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Savage Beauty

New York City, US
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 Looking Glass, NYC MET

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China: looking glass

New York City, US
You never quite know 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.
China Looking Glass, NYC MET
manus x machina exhibit

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Manus x Machina

New York City, US
The Costume Institute takes us through the tools and workmanship that go into various materials. 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 - something that can no longer be ignored.
manus x machina exhibit
Louis Vuitton Volez Voguez Voyagez Exhibition NYC

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Louis Vuitton Exhibit

New York City, US
Few fashion houses have stood the test of time quite like the house of Louis Vuitton. This exhibit made its way through the world and stopped in NYC for a few weeks, just in time to let us witness its remarkable journey from inception to the powerhouse it is known as today. Through the use of various mediums, this was one of the most interactive exhibits ever!

Milan

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Armani | Silos

Milan, Italy
Armani Silos is an homage to Mr. Armani and the empire he has built. Every floor of this museum serves to show a different facet of the design house while taking you through a tour of its history. Highlights included a floor dedicated to accessories and another that displayed sketches and the inspirations for celebrity gowns through the years.

Paris

dalida paris exhibit

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Dalida Exhibition

Paris, France
Dalida broke records worldwide while also being known as a muse to many designers. This exhibit 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 tragic, but The Palais Galliera does a beautiful job of honoring the legacy she left behind.
dalida paris exhibit
christian dior designer of dreams exhibit dress

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Coming Soon

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
One of the most magnificent exhibitions of our time, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams broke attendance records all around the world. To date, it was the most breathtaking exhibit I have ever witnessed and I can't wait to share all of the incredible photos captured during my visit. Stay tuned for updates on this post coming soon to the site!
christian dior designer of dreams exhibit dress

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