Collections

The Palais Galliera preserves some of the richest collections in the world. Estimated today at nearly 200,000 works (clothing, accessories, photographs, drawings...), these collections reflect the codes of clothing in France from the 18th century to the present day, and are regularly the subject of numerous exhibitions in Paris, France and foreign countries.

Starting in the summer of 2021, they will be presented through a permanent exhibition route never before seen in France, offering visitors a history of fashion through masterpieces or little-known pieces from the reserves of the Palais Galliera. The public will thus be able to discover the evolution of fashion over more than three centuries, perceive the transformations of the silhouette - from the flying dress of the 1730s to the avant-garde creations of Comme des Garçons...

The first presentation will highlight the history of the Palais Galliera and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding act of the constitution of the collections, the donation in 1920 to the City of Paris of more than 2000 works by the Société de l'Histoire du Costume, created in 1907 by Maurice Leloir.

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