The Museum of Costume and Fashion (previously known as the Costume Gallery) is housed in the Palazzina della Meridiana of Palazzo Pitti, in Florence.
The Museum is a real journey through the history of fashion.
Here are in fact splendid collections of costumes and accessories, from the 1700s to the present day, for a total of over 6,000 pieces.
From the restored funeral clothing of Cosimo I de' Medici, Elenora di Toledo and their son Garzia, to tcinema and theatre costumes, such as the precious clothes of the famous actress Eleonora Duse and a group of about ninety theatrical costumes from the historic Sartoria Tirelli.
There are of course also numerous garments by the most celebrated Italian designers, that have made Italian fashion famous throughout the world, like Giorgio Armani, Emilio Pucci, Versace and Valentino.
Throughout the rooms, equipped with air-conditioned cases, the clothing is displayed on a rotating basis, while the ballroom hosts temporary exhibitions.
The museum is temporarily closed.
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