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Ever wanted to see one of Marie Antoinette´s corsets? Or Emperess Josephine´s dress? Or even a blue velvet frock coat of a four-year Napoleon? The new exhibition at Palais Galliera has it, but that´s not the point. “Anatomy of a collection” juxtaposes close to one hundred from 18th centuries till contemporary creations from museum´s own achieves that were chosen for its inherent human connection. Meaning? The exhibitions showcase how these garments with or without pedigree, are identified with people who wore them, revealing somehow that intimate connection between a garment and a person who wore it. Beside famous names and examples like mentioned in the beginning or like Gala Dali´s shoe-hat. Elsa Schiaparell´s overcoat, a dress worn by the Duchess of Windsor, Audrey Hepburn´s outfit, Tilda Swinton´s pyjama suit and much more, there are also garments of unknown people, like a blouse belonged to a First World War no-named nurse. The exhibition runs from May 14 till October 23 and will be constantly renewed throughout the passing months and the selection of silhouettes, unaffected by the passing of time, will be interpreted through performances, intrusions and surprising installations which reinvent the museum, the mirror of fashion memories.

/ original images courtesy of palais galliera /

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