Fashion and Paris is a big love story! In 2021, 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:
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent reopens
The Musée Yves Saint Laurent is the occasion to return on the life of a symbol of the French Haute couture. Starting from June 17, 2021, dive into the universe of the famous designer in this temple of fashion!
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.
Gabrielle Chanel exhibition at the Palais Galliera - Extra time
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 from May 19, to July 18, 2021. The ticketing service opens on May 17.
Luxes, the exhibition at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs - Extra time
Luxuries are displayed at Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs. With this exhibition, the museum intends to show the evolution of luxury over time, from the pearl of Abu Dhabi to the coveted item passed on from generations to generations, via spices, tulips and Chanel little black dress. All in all, 100 exceptional pieces to find in rooms usually closed to the public. The exhibition reopens from May 19 to July 18, 2021.
Pierres Précieuses exhibition with Van Cleef & Arpels at Paris National Museum - Reopening
Paris National Museum of Natural History unveils the “Pierres Précieuses, des minéraux aux bijoux” (Gemstones, from minerals to jewels) exhibition co-curated with jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels. From the reopening of the museum, on May 19, 2021, come and admire jewels made by Earth and carved by Men.
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!
Martin Margiela exhibition at the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations: new dates
Art and fashion lovers are expected at the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations from October 20, 2021 to January 2, 2022 to discover an exhibition about Martin Margiela’s work. An exhibition focusing here on Martin Margiela as an artist and not the fashion designer.
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 postponed to September 30, 2021 to April 24, 2022.
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
Starts 19 May 2021