Fashion exhibitions this summer

This summer, cool down inside a museum and visit these fashion exhibitions to get inspired by significant styles.

IRMA selected her favourite shows:

Balenciaga at work. From the exhibition “BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION”, Victoria & Albert Museum


Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Have a look at the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, see what the master of couture and his protégées and contemporary fashion designers have been creating in Balenciaga’s innovative tradition.

WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT: It’s all about proportion. Copycat that formula and you will always be exceptionally dressed.

On now until Sunday, 18 February 2018

Guy Bourdin for Vogue France. From the exhibition “FEMININITIES – GUY BOURDIN”, Maison Chloé


Maison Chloé, 28 Rue de la Baume, Paris

Visit Maison Chloé’s inaugural exhibition, celebrating the work of legendary French photographer Guy Bourdin. The exhibition focuses on the style inherent to Bourdin’s expansive volume of work for Chloé. Guy Bourdin was the photographer who more often than any other captured Chloé between 1956 and 1986 for Vogue Paris, which was famously his preferred site for experimentation in his work.

WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT: A great inspiration for your personal Instagram feed.

Only until 6 September 2017

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“CHRISTIAN DIOR, COUTURIER DU RÊVE”, Musée des Arts Décoratifs


Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 

This year, t he Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. Discover the lavish and beautiful collections through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him like Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

On now until 7 January 2018

WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT: Lots of styling ideas that are simple and most elegant.

Princess Diana, from the exhibition “DIANA: HER FASHION STORY”, Kensington Palace


Kensington Palace, London

This exhibit celebrates the life of Princess Diana, her pioneering style evolution, revealing how she managed to always stay one step ahead of the fashion curve. Showcasing some of Diana’’ most definitive looks from the eighties and nineties, including that velvet gown she wore when she danced with John Travolta at the White House.

WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT: Lots of inspiration if you are back in the 80s styling.

“THE WORLD OF ANNA SUI”, The Fashion and Textile Museum


The Fashion and Textile Museum, London

Anna Sui takes us through the textiles and historical moments that have influenced her distinctive rock’-n’-roll romanticism. With over 100 pieces on display, you will be given an exclusive insight into Sui’s kaleidoscopic vision, taking you from mods and punks to surfers and school girls.

Until 1 October 2017

WHAT YOU GET OUT OF IT: Illustration style is cool and it’s all in the mix.