Museums with a passion for fashion
Killer Heels, Brooklyn Museum
High heels are hardly a modern invention, with a history as long as it is varied. This exhibition gives you the opportunity to study over 160 pairs of shoes, from the platform shoes of the 16th century to the red-soled Louboutin stilettoes of today. Continues until February 15, 2015.
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Hubert de Givenchy, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid
He is a favorite of both royalty and the Hollywood elite, and he designed the iconic black dress used in the classic film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. This retrospective exhibition, curated by Hubert de Givenchy himself, takes a look at the life’s work of the French fashion designer. Continues until January 18, 2015.
Paseo del Prado 8, Madrid
Women Fashion Power, Design Museum in London
Fashion is far from superficial. Find out how women such as Princess Diana and Vivienne Westwood have used the power of clothes to attract attention and display authority. Continues until April 26, 2015.
28 Shad Thames, London
The Art of Balenciaga, Christóbal Balenciaga Museum in Getaria
In 2011, the doors opened of a museum dedicated entirely to the fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga in his hometown in northern Spain. This latest exhibition takes a closer look at the art that inspired his work. Continues until May 4, 2015.
Aldamar Parkea 6, Getaria
Death Becomes Her, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
How did people used to dress when there was a death in the family? At this exhibition you can see mourning dress from the period 1815 to 1915, including some dresses worn by Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra. Continues until February 1, 2015.
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York
Fashion Mix, Palais Galliera in Paris
Paris may well still be the world capital of fashion, but it is largely thanks to foreign designers, such as Tunisian Azzedine Alaïa and Belgian Martin Margiela. This exhibition showcases the international designers who have advanced and revolutionized French fashion. Continues until May 31, 2015.
10 avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Paris
Don’t miss the Alexander McQueen exhibition either, which opens at the Victorian & Albert in London in March 2015.
Text: Jonna Karvonen
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Published: January 12, 2015
Last edited: May 20, 2017