The Musée de la Mode et du Textile (Fashion and Textile Museum) in Paris.
Musée de la Mode et du Textile - Paris
Resulting from the fusion of the collections belonging to the Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs (UCAD) and the Union Française des Arts du Costume (UFAC), the Musée de la Mode et du Textile is the heir to a tradition forged by the dynamics of private initiative.
From its opening in 1905, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs has major collections of textiles which are continually enriched with silks, embroidery, printed cotton, costumes, lace, tapestries…
Its collections now contain some 16,000 costumes, 35,000 fashion accessories, 30,000 pieces of textile. A total of over 81,000 works which trace the history of costume from the Regency period to the present-day and innovations in textiles since the 7th century. These collections are regularly enriched by generous gifts made by private donors, designers or manufacturers. They rival with the largest collections in the world, the Musée Galliera, Paris, the Musée des Tissus, Lyon, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Apart from its historical pieces, the Musée de la Mode et du Textile also has collections of the work of great designers such as Paul Poiret, Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Christian Dior in the fashion field, and for textiles, Raoul Dufy, Sonia Delaunay or the embroiderer Rébé, to name just a few.
Its long-standing interest in innovation continues with its collection of new forms derived from contemporary design.
Zip code :
75001 - France
Area : Louvre, Opéra, Chatelet
Website :The Musée de la Mode et du Textile - Paris Opening hours :
Tuesdays to sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Prices :
01 44 55 57 50
Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre,Tuileries, Pyramides. Bus: 21, 27, 39, 48, 68, 72, 81, 95. Disabled access to museum via lift at 105, rue de Rivoli.