Fashion Museum Exhibits

Looking for something fashion related and fun to do? Try some of the current fashion museum exhibits on display around the world. They could be across town, depending on where you live, or they give you a good excuse to take a weekend trip somewhere. Grab some friends (or clients) and make some plans. Whatever your preference or location, fun and interesting exhibits abound.

Here’s a look at what’s happening now:


Scaasi: American Couturier
Through June 19, 2011
Museum of Fine Arts

New York

Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels
Through June 5, 2011
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Alexander McQueen
May 4-July 31, 2011
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Various Fashion Displays
The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

His and Hers
Through May 10, 2011
Fashion Institute of Technology


Art Into Fashion: Roberto Capucci
Through June 5, 2011
Philadelphia Museum of Art


Fashion Independent
Through May 29, 2011
Phoenix Museum of Arts

San Francisco

Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
Through June 5, 2011
Fine Arts Museum

Los Angeles

Motion Picture Costume Design
Through April 30, 2011
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising


Riotous Color, Daring Patterns
Through October 16, 2011
Royal Ontario Museum


The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
June 17-October 2, 2011
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


Traditional Jewellry and Dress from the Balkans
Through 11 September 2011
The British Museum

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

Through 17 July 2011
Victoria & Albert Museum


Decorative Arts Department
The Louvre

Madame Gres
Through 24 July 2011
Bordelle Museum


Fashion History
Museum of Fashion and Costume History


The History of Fashion
The Museum of Costume


Student Fashion
Powerhouse Museum

Not surprisingly, you’ll find the most fashion museum exhibits in the cities where the fashion industry plays a big part in the economy. But if you don’t live near a big fashion city, don’t despair – just check out your local museums first, and expand your search to nearby big cities from there. You’ll be surprised at what traveling exhibits pass through your area sometimes.

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