Musée Galliera in Paris

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The Musée Galliera, also known as the Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, is a fashion museum located in the 16th arrondissement at 10, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Paris, France. It is open daily except Tuesdays; an admission fee is charged.

The museum opened in 1977. It is located within the 19th-century palace owned by the Duchess Galliera, and contains both temporary exhibits and permanent exhibits of French fashion and costume from the eighteenth century to the present day. The museum's collections contain about 70,000 items, and are organized as follows:

  • Costumes - from the 18th century to the present, including clothes owned by Marie-Antoinette, Louis XVII, and the Empress Josephine, the dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), and displays of fashions by the leading 19th and 20th centurty designers including Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Anne-Marie Beretta, Sonia Delaunay, Christian Dior, Jacques Fath, Mariano Fortuny, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Elisabeth de Senneville.
  • Underclothes - an excellent collection of slips, corsets, crinolines, etc.
  • Accessories - including jewelry, canes, hats, fans, purses, scarves, gloves (including a pair owned by Sarah Bernhardt), parasols, and umbrellas.
  • Graphic arts and photography - stamps, drawings, photography, advertisements, etc.

See also

  • List of museums in Paris