The most fashionable museum exhibitions from around the world will delight you and give you an appreciation of the clothes you wear today.
Several years ago while living in El Paso, the local Natural History Museum put on an exhibit of Fashion in the Last 50 Years. I went and was entranced and ever since I have taken the time to visit fashion exhibitions whenever there was an opportunity. After all what a better way to appreciate fashion and the role it plays in our lives and in our dressing. Whether you love fashion of bygone eras or are a lover of contemporary styles, there’s something for everyone.
So spend your holiday vacation days taking a leisurely stroll through a stylish museum? This is why we rounded up the coolest current fashion exhibitions around the globe for your perusing pleasure. From Palm Springs to New York City to England, you definitely won’t want to miss these fascinating exhibitions. We promise you’ll leave the museum more enlightened than when you entered.
Scroll down to learn about the fashionable museum exhibitions you need to visit now! And when you are finished, visit our Library in Sister House and look at some of the most memorable exhibits we have found over the years.
Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style
This brand-new exhibition at New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art just opened last week. Featuring over 60 couture and ready-to-wear looks from Jacqueline de Ribes’s personal collection, the exhibition is a celebration of one of the most famous style icons ever. Catch it now through February 21, 2016.
Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe
Shoe lovers everywhere, this one is for you. On view at the Palm Springs Art Museum until December 13, this exhibition features more than 100 pairs of high heels—some historical, some crazy, and some straight-up beautiful.
The Great Names of Fashion
From Elsa Schiaparelli to Yves Saint Lauent, this exhibit at England’s Fashion Museum Bath features gorgeous evening dresses by fashion’s seminal designers. Catch it until January 3.
Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s
If you find yourself in South Florida anytime between now and March 6, 2016, be sure to stop by The Baker Museum‘s beautiful exhibition dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent and Halston. From party dresses to suede coats, this collection is the epitome of ’70s glamour.
Denim: Fashion’s Frontier
Who could argue that denim is at the very core of the fashion industry? This fascinating exhibit at The Museum at FIT in New York City explores the history of the material from the 19th century to the present. It’s on view from December 1 through May 7, 2016.
Information courtesy of WhoWhat Wear