Fashion and Paris is a big love story! In 2020, the French capital reminds us it inspired all the great designers and it keeps attracting big fashion names. Retrospectives, themed exhibitions and new talents await us in Paris museums and galleries. Save the date and let’s meet in one of these new temples of fashion.
Fashion museums and galleries:
Palais Galliera reopens
Paris fashion museum Palais Galliera was first said to reopen on March 31, 2020. But the grand opening is postponed to October 1, 2020, delaying the occasion for us to discover the museum’s new exhibition areas after two years of renovation works.
Costumes en Fête, the exhibition at Paris Philharmonie
From December 20, 2019 to May 11, 2020 Paris Philharmonie welcomes the “Costumes en fête” exhibition as part of the 40th anniversary of the musical ensemble Les Arts Florissants. On the occasion, the museum brings together 40 costumes made for the greatest Les Arts Florissants opera productions, from The Return of Ulysses by Monteverdi to Les Indes Galantes by Rameau.
Flower Show, the free Haute-Couture exhibition at Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg
The Fédération Française de la Création Couture sur Mesure – Paris and Hotel Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg team up and present the Flower Show exhibition. From January 20 to March 8, 2020, meet at the hotel set on Faubourg Saint-Honoré to discover the exceptional works by C’Couture-Paris label designers.
Balenciaga et Alaïa exhibition at the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa reopens
Fashion and haute-couture lovers are expected at the Galerie Azzedine Alaïa to discover an exhibition revolving around the creations of Cristobal Balenciaga and Azzedine Alaïa. An exhibition called “Alaïa et Balenciaga, Sculpteurs de la forme” and running from May 20 to June 28, 2020. Two fashion giants whose creations complete each other in a compelling exhibition!
Palais de la Porte Dorée's Christian Louboutin online exhibition
If you still have not had the chance to discover the Louboutin exhibition at Paris Palais de la Porte Dorée, we have some good news for you. This Paris cultural agenda favorite is available online. A good thing to wait until the exhibition reopens in 2021."]
Harper’s Bazaar, the exhibition at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs: Closed
Harper’s Bazaar is coming to Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs for a great retrospective. In the museum’s fashion and fabric collections freshly renovated, items and photographs tell about 150 years of fashion, the fashion exhibition to enjoy! The exhibition is closed until further notice.
Betty Catroux exhibition at Paris Musée Yves Saint-Laurent
The Musée Yves Saint-Laurent highlights former model and Yves Saint-Laurent’s muse, Betty Catroux. The “Feminine Singular” exhibition unveils Betty Catroux’s most exceptional outfits you can discover from October 8, 2020.
Man Ray et la Mode, the exhibition at Paris Musée du Luxembourg - Closed
The Musée du Luxembourg devotes an exhibition to Man Ray and fashion photography from September 23, 2020 to January 17, 2021. An artist already highlighted by the Grand Palais for a retrospective in 1998 and the Pinacothèque in 2008. The exhibition is closed until further notice.
Sarah Moon, the retrospective at Paris Museum of Modern Art
Paris Museum of Modern Art gives pride of place to Sarah Moon dedicating her, her first retrospective in a museum. From September 18, 2020 to January 10, 2021, the exhibition shines a light on the genius of this fashion photographer mixing photographs and movies. To see asap!
Gabrielle Chanel exhibition at the Palais Galliera - Closed
Paris Palais Galliera presents its first retrospective devoted to Gabrielle Chanel for its reopening on October 1, 2020. The “Gabrielle Chanel, manifeste de mode” exhibition pays tribute to the iconic designer until March 14, 2021. The exhibition is closed until further notice.
Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, the exhibition at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Event alert! Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs welcomes the Thierry Mugler : Couturissime exhibition. Save the date, get some days off, get your camera ready... This exhibition offers us an overview on the genius designer’s career, an absolute icon in the fashion world. Originally scheduled from October 2020, it has been delayed to a later date that has not been announced yet, because of coronavirus.
Patrick and Victor Demarchelier exhibition at the A. Galerie
Gisele Bundchen, Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie and more celebrities have been shot by photographed by Patrick and Victor Demarchelier, and from February 24 to April 11, 2020 Paris A. Galerie devotes an exhibition to them, called “Héritages”.
Martin Margiela exhibition at the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations: new dates
Art and fashion lovers are expected at the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations from April 15 to July 25, 2021 to discover an exhibition about Martin Margiela’s work. An exhibition focusing here on Martin Margiela as an artist and not the fashion designer.
Are you ready for all these beautiful and upcoming exhibitions? Come and admire these exceptional creations and be inspired by major designers’ works. Who knows, perhaps you’ll create your own fashion line we’ll find next year in the museums’ galleries.
Dates and Opening Time
From 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020