Fashion exhibitions

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Save all these dates for the most important and exclusive fashion exhibitions around the world.

These exhibitions give you the opportunity to discover the interesting stories behind famous fashion houses and designers but also to understand more and deeper the world of fashion which is not simply glitters, sequins and fabrics.

Ferragamo: The return to Italy  The Museo Salvatore Ferragamo presents an exhibition offering an overview of the 1920s, a decade now recognized as an authentic forge of open-minded ideas and experimentation free of ideological constraints and prejudices.

Where: Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence

When: Till April 2018


House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth House. An exhibition exploring five centuries of fashion and adornment at Chatsworth.

Where: Chatworth House in Derbyshire

When: Till October 2017


Whimsy and reason, elegance in eighteenth-century in Europe. Over 100 exhibits, including textiles, men’s and women’s garments, porcelain, fashion accessories, paintings and etchings, narrate the stylistic changes which unfolded during this historical period, from exoticism and compositional “whimsies,” in the first half of the century, to the austere classical forms of neoclassical decoration.

Where: Museo del Tessuto in Prato (Tuscany)

When: Till April 2018


The House of Dior: Seventy years of Haute Couture: Exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and includes a sumptuous display of more than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017.

Where: National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne

When: Till November 2017


Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion : This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces crafted by ‘the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition.

Where: Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Till: February 2018


The World of Anna Sui The World of Anna Sui features over 100 looks from the designer’s archive, presenting a roll call of archetypes from Surfers and School Girls to Hippies, Mods and Punks. This is the first time an American designer has been the focus of a retrospective exhibition in the UK.

Where: Fashion and Textile Museum in London

When: Till October 2017

Items: Is Fashion Modern?  explores the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries—and continue to hold currency today.

Where: MOMA in New York

When: Till January 2018


Christian Dior, couturier du rêve celebrates the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Where: Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris

When: Till January 2018


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