Anatomy of a Collection Exhibition in Paris
A curated history of fashion, including Marie-Antoinette’s corset and Audrey Hepburn’s Givenchy dress, awaits at the Palais Galliera fashion museum.
A remarkable range of garments and accessories charting the history of fashion will be on display at the Palais Galliera in Paris, France. The Anatomy of a Collection exhibition that tells the story of pieces through the people who wore them, features items such as the Dauphin’s suit, Napoleon’s waistcoat, Elsa Schiaparelli’s overcoat and Marie-Antoinette’s corset.
There are certain pieces that are likely to attract the attention of visitors. For instance, a Givenchy dress worn by the Hollywood screen icon Audrey Hepburn, an ensemble worn by Louis XVII and a dress worn by Wallis Simpson, the infamous Duchess of Windsor.
“Anatomy of a Collection is a selection of garments with historical associations that reflects the essence of the collection and the complex task of attribution demanded by each of these heritage pieces. An invitation to discover all the rich variety of the Museum’s holdings,” explains the Palais Galliera.
“Anatomy of a Collection” runs May 14 to October 23, 2016, at Palais Galliera, Paris, France.