THE SEWING DIVAS sewing, design, fashion

June 10, 2009

Fashion exhibitions summer 2009

 The Netherlands

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

on-line exhibition Accessorize, a selection from the accessories from 1550-1950

 Museum Bags and Purses  Amsterdam Beasty Bags – August 23

                                                                Made In Britain- September 7- February 21 2010

Arnhem Mode Biënnale  Arnhem – July 6

Zuiderzee museum Enkhuizen   Gone with the wind  -November 22

Kunsthal Rotterdam   Silk Stories Taisho Kimono  – June 21

Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam The Art of Fashion: Installing Allusions –September 19/ January 10 2010


Modemuseum Antwerp    Paperfashion  – August 16

Modemuseum Hasselt    In Her Shoes   -November 8


Museum Les Arts Décoratifs Paris  Madeleine Vionnet  June 24-January 31-2010

Museum Christian Dior Granville  Trois décennies de styles et de stars (1961-1989) -September 20

Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent – Paris    Russian Folk Costumes – August 30

Chateau de Versailles Trianon museum  Court Pomp and Royal Ceremonies -June 27


Wien Museum Karlspltz Grand entrance Fashion in the Ringstraßen era June 10- November 1


Textile Museum St Gallen   Swiss Embroidery

Sicherer, Schöner, Schneller( Textile in Sport)

Musée Suisse de la Mode  Yverdon-Les Bains

Prototype (la technique du moulage) – November 1

more information about this exhibition  and even a video  about moulage


National Museum of Costume Dumfriesshire  Jane Muir a Fashion Icon -October 31

 United Kingdom

Manchester Art Gallery On-line exhibition collection themes

 Fashion Museum Bath   Dress of the Year –  September 20

                       Bill Gibb: A Personal Journey –  November 15

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art London  Workshop Missoni: Daring to be Different  – July 1- September 20


Museu Tèxtil i d’Indumentària in Barcelona Dressing the Body 


Kulturforum Potsdammer Platz Belin Sequins – Poses – Powder Boxes.
Fashion Drawings and Objects from the Twenties
  – August 9

Information about  Fashion Collections, Fashion Museums and Fashion Libraries in Germany


Röhsska Museum Göteborg 

Fashion Designer Maud Fredin Fredholm – 16 August

Masters Degree Exhibition 2009  – 16 August

Finland’s queen of fashion – VUOKK 31 January 2010


Museum of Fashion History of Buenos Aires  

Spanish link  for the collections and thumbnail pictures


Powerhouse museum Sydney   Contemporary Japanese fashion: the Gene Sherman Collection  – August 30


Textile Museum of The Cutting Edge  ( focuses on the shape of a garment, and what it signifies) –  July 7




FIT New York  Seduction – June 16

                       Isabel Toledo Fashion from the inside out   June 17-September 26

                      video tour of Isabel Toledo

                     preview Isabel Toledo exhibition

Chicago History Museum   Chic Chicago – July 26

 The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York  The Model as Muse – August 9

 Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum – New York Fashioning Felt – September 7

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles

On-line exhibition: Images of Fashion from the Court of Louis XIV

                                   A Century of Fashion highlights

                                Luxury Textiles East & West

Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, Penn.  Fashion in Film: Period Costumes for the Screen -August 9

 Kent  State University Museum Kent, Ohio   Michael Kors – November 2

The Ohio State University “The Sewer’s Art: Quality, Fashion and Economy” – June 27

Mint Museum of Art Charlotte, NC  The Art of Affluence: Haute Couture and Luxury Fashions 1947-2007 – June 30, 2010

wiki link

Philadelphia Museum of Art  Shopping in Paris: French Fashion 1850–1925  – October 25

Indianapolis museum of Art Fashion in Bloom-January 31, 2010

University Minnesota Goldstein museum of Design Gallery Intersections: Where Art and Fashion Meet – Juli 11-November 1

 Hong Kong

Heritage museum  The Golden Age of Couture  -September 28


Kobe Fashion Museum Japan

Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum Tokyo Japan


If you have other links for fashion exhibitions , please share so I can add them to the list.



  1. I can get to the ones in NYC, and I definitely want to go to the Isabel Toledo exhibit. I will keep the Philadelphia one in mind too.

    Comment by Nancy K — June 10, 2009 @ 6:58 am

  2. Love the flags! (giggle) I’d love to see the Ohio State exhibition in Columbus, Ohio “The Sewer’s Art”. I believe it is the closest to me. Hmmmm, I’m off to scheme and dream.

    Comment by Mary Beth — June 10, 2009 @ 8:08 am

  3. Thanks Marcela for the moulage exhibition Musée Suisse de la Mode and video link, I have add it to the list above.

    Comment by Els — June 10, 2009 @ 11:39 am

  4. I was suppose to be in Columbus Ohio visiting my son and his family when the Ohio State exhibition is to be but I had to cancel my trip. More to be sad about.

    Thank you Els for all the effort that you put into compiling that list! I will go through the links and see what they offer online. I won’t be getting to Toronto anytime soon but that exhibit does have pics on the web so I will definately check it out.

    Linda T

    Comment by vernonfashionstudio — June 10, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

  5. I’m off to the Hong Kong one today, sadly it’s in the middle of nowhere, but happily there will probably be hardly anyone there. I’ll let you know how it went.

    Comment by allisonC — June 10, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

  6. Thanks for sharing these venue dates. Useful information.

    Comment by Website Design Kent — June 11, 2009 @ 7:51 am

  7. good information. I visited the exhibition in Barcelona, which will remain open until 2011. then create a new museum to display all the pieces in reserve.

    thank you for this information Els.

    greetings, Paco

    Comment by Paco Peralta — June 13, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

  8. Love the compilation, Els.

    Just wanted to let you all know that we (sewing enthusiasts from Europe and some from US)are going on a get-together in Paris in november. Partly to chat, snoop-shop RTW and look at/shop for fabrics and partly to check out the Vionnet exhibition. Do join us if you can.

    Vibeke in Oslo

    Comment by Vibeke — June 14, 2009 @ 4:56 am

  9. Very kind to point all this exhibitions….I wish I can fly around the world and see all of them….

    I you find review of this exhibitions, will you publish about the reviews ?

    Comment by Mogore — June 16, 2009 @ 4:46 am

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