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6 Fashion Museums To Visit On Your Summer Holiday

The ultimate fashion exhibits to catch before they end their run.

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Armani Silos entrance (Photo credit: Davide-Lovatti)

If France, Italy, Spain or Morocco is your travel destination this holiday, you can look forward to get better acquainted with your fashion heroes. Here’s a round-up of the latest exhibits in fashion museums under luxury houses.

1. Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech

Where: Marrakech, Morocco
On show: Garden of Memory, the third temporary exhibition hosted here, looks at works by American-Lebanese poet-painter Etel Adnan, Syrian sculptor Simone Fattal and American theatre artist Robert Wilson.
Till: September 16, 2018

2. Casa Zegna

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Where: Trivero, Italy
On show: In honour of its 50th anniversary since it made its foray into ready-to-wear, Uomini All’Italiana 1968. Zegna Ready-to-Wear: From Tailor to Industry chronicles the details of how the textile producer evolved into a lifestyle brand that continues to discover and inspire new fabrics.
Till: October 28, 2018

3. Musée Christian Dior

Where: Granville, France
On show: To mark the 30th year of acquiring Monsieur Christian Dior’s prized creations, Treasures of the Collection: 30 Years of Acquisitions stars the diverse range of the museum’s collection, such as the Night Club dress from Spring/Summer 1954 haute couture. Look out for the 30 miniature haute couture dresses specially reproduced by the Dior atelier.
Till: January 6, 2019

4. Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa

Where: Getaria, Spain
On show: Cristóbal Balenciaga: Fashion and Heritage commemorates the 50th anniversary of the late couturier’s retirement in 1968, exploring the establishment of the museum and the evolution of his designs. Get a closer look at his constructions and details through digital enhancements for a deeper appreciation of his works.
Till: January 27, 2019

5. Museo Salvatore Ferragamo

Where: Florence, Italy
On show: Italy in Hollywood presents the story of how the founder gained his repute as Shoemaker to the Stars during the years 1915 – 1927. Take a step back in time and visit the recreation of the original Hollywood Boot Shop, the store he opened on Hollywood Boulevard in 1923.
Till: March 10, 2019

6. Armani/Silos

An exhibition worth adding to the cultural bucket list. @paolo.ventura #ArmaniSilos

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Where: Milan, Italy
On show: Racconti Immaginari (“Imaginary Tales” in Italian) casts the spotlight on Paolo Ventura, the eclectic Milanese photographer, artist and set designer with a distinctive sense of childlike curiosity in his work. He shows how to turn dreams into reality through an anthology of works spanning photos, objects, set designs and installations.
Till: July 29, 2019

To find more fashion museums to visit, grab a copy of the Prestige June 2018 issue.

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