Exhibition: Anatomy of a collection

After fashion in the 50’s, Jeanne Lanvin and the Countess Greffulhe, the Palais Galliera is now interested in the evolution of fashion from the 18th century to these days, with its exhibition named "Anatomy of a collection”. For this occasion, around 100 accessories and clothes are displayed to curious people, stemmed from the Galliera’s holdings. The pieces exhibited enable to understand the personality of the great figures of the History of France or the one of illustrious strangers who wore them. Therefore, you will be able to admire Marie-Antoinette’s girdle, Sarah Bernhardt’s cape, Napoléon’s waistcoat, George Sand’s dress or else, Mistinguett’s closed-toe sandals. Other essential piece not to be missed: Audrey Hepburn’s outfit. This nice retrospective which can be visited a few minutes walk from the Green Hotels Paris, the Eiffel Trocadéro and the Gavarni, will captivate fashion lovers.

Exhibition “Anatomy of a collection”, from May 14th to October 23rd 2016.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Nocturnal on Thursday until 9pm.
Full rate: €9 / Reduced rate: €6 / Free under 18.

Man waistcoat belonging to Claude Lamoral II, Prince of Line and the Holy Empire (1685-1766), circa 1750
Brocaded liseré gros de Tour, blue silk, polychrome silk thread, gilded silver thread;
wooden buttons covered with thread and gilded silver foil, woven design for a waistcoat.
Palais Galliera Collection - © Eric Poitevin/ADAGP, Paris 2016

Palais Galliera – Musée de la Mode de Paris
10, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie
75116 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 56 52 86 00
Metro: Alma-Marceau (line 9 - RER C) or Iéna (line 9).

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