The city has the only museum in Italy dedicated to fashion and its history: it is the Galleria del Costume and traces a detailed history of fashion through the years, with a collection of more than 6,000 artefacts, including antique clothing, accessories, theatre costumes, top film documentaries and many examples of prestigious Italian and foreign designers, thanks to the presence of leading samples by famous designers such as Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Emilio Pucci, Ottavio Missoni, Yves Saint Laurent and many others.
There is also the Salvatore Ferragamo museum in Palazzo Spini Ferroni in Via de’ Tornabuoni, with its collection of more than 10,000 shoes made by the fashion house, tokens of craftsmanship that show the fashion and styles in vogue in the previous century, as well as photographs, newspapers, sketches and wooden models of few celebrity feet!
In 2008 the museum added Museo Capucci, focusing on sculpture dresses designed by the great designer for the Venice Biennale in 1995.
Last but not list, you should check out the Gucci Museum, which is located next to Palazzo Vecchio (temporarily closed).
Other museums linked to more specific aspects are the Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio, the Museum of straw and straw braiding in Signa and the Silver Museum and Torrini Museum. Vintage clothes are in the Stibbert Museum.