If you’re travelling abroad this holiday period, don’t miss out on visiting some incredible fashion exhibitions that you won’t be able to find in Singapore. From Balenciaga to Chanel to Gucci, here are our top five picks of fashion exhibitions that you should check out:
#1: House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth (25 Mar - Oct 22)
This exhibition, which is co-curated by the editor-at-large of American Vogue Hamish Bowles and sponsored by Gucci, celebrates 500 years of fashion history at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Expect more than 100 items – star pieces include the two gowns that Gucci’s Alessandro Michele designed for the Duchess and Lady Burlington. Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England.
#2: Dalida, her Wardrobe On and Off-Stage (27 Apr - 13 Aug)
If vintage costumes from the 50s to the 80s are more your thing, check out this exhibition that showcases the expansive wardrobe of famous Egyptian-born Italian star, Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti aka Dalida. From exquisite creations by Balmain and Yves Saint Laurent, marvel at the chic, classy and sometimes extravagant outfits of the iconic singer. Palais Galliera, 10 av. Pierre Ier de Serbie, Paris
#3: Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion (27 May - 18 Feb)
The first UK exhibition on the renowned work and enduring legacy of Cristobal Balenciaga, this high-profile exhibition features more than 100 garments crafted by ‘the master of couture’. Apart from the Spanish couturier’s exceptional designs, there are also works by his proteges and modern fashion designers on display. Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London
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#4: Brand takeovers at Colette (19 June - 20 Dec)
Less of an exhibition and more of a retail store takeover, this series of brand takeovers will see invited labels holding special showcases at the cult multi-label concept store. Balenciaga fans, rejoice, as the Spanish fashion house will kick-off the month-long takeover with brands like Thom Browne, Chanel and Saint Laurent to follow suit. Colette, 213 Rue Saint Honore, Paris
#5: Mademoiselle Prive Seoul (23 June - 19 July)
After its successful debut in London two years ago, Chanel will present its second chapter of the “Mademoiselle Prive” exhibition, this time in Seoul. Highlights include haute couture reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic Chanel No. 5 fragrance and the re-edition of the ‘Bijoux de Diamants’ high jewellery collection, designed in 1932 by Gabrielle Chanel. D Museum 5-6, Dokseodang-ro 29-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
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