Anatomy of a Collection on View at Palais Galliera, Paris

Anatomy of a Collection on View at Palais Galliera, Paris

Photo: Collection Palais Galliera - © Eric Poitevin / ADAGP, Paris 2016


Until October 23rd, 2016, Palais Galliera Paris will be displaying an exceptional exhibition that draws attention to the history of fashion starting from the 18th century up until today.

Entitled Anatomy of a Collection, the exhibition holds a set of more than a hundred items including garments as well as accessories.

Many of the pieces on view were, in fact, the property of some famous historic figures. Among them, Napoleon’s waistcoat, Marie-Antoinette’s corset, the Dauphin’s suit, and Gala Dali’s shoe-hat.

Others, however, were worn by ordinary people, but chosen for the fact that they are actually linked to some of the most important periods in history, such as a blouse of a First World War nurse.

The exhibition also presents rare items created by leading fashion designers.

Anatomy of a Collection is curated by Olivier Saillard, the director of the Palais Galliera.

If you're staying at Les Grands Hotels Parisiens, don't forget to pass by the Palais Galliera.


From May 14th through October 23rd, 2016
Opening Hours and days:
Monday              closed
Tuesday               from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday        from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday             from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday                   from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday             from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday                from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

N.B. Last admission is 45 minutes before closing time.
Palais Galliera, City of Paris Fashion Museum
10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, Rue de Galliera,
75016 Paris, France

Full price: 9 €
Reduced price: 6 €
Free entry: under 18 years old