Fashion Museum: It gets by with a little assistance from Chanel.
At least, that’s the case with an brand new Parisian museum that will debut as France’s first permanent fashion museum. How it took a long time in the land of greats in fashion such as Christian Lacroix, Christian Louboutin and, of course, Coco Chanel, we’re not sure. But certainly we are satisfied. Chanel is joining forces with Paris to back the development of the new space inside the Palais Galliera, with a €5.7 million euro ($6 million) donation, as indicated by Vogue.
The Palais Galliera is as of now considered the Fashion Museum of Paris, however presently just shows brief exhibits. The new 7,211-square-foot zone will have a year-round display devoted to fashion history from the eighteenth century to today, plus a learning workshop and a book shop, according to the press.
“This activity speaks to an enduring sense of duty regarding creation and to the quality of Paris, which are at the core of Chanel’s business,” said Bruno Pavlovsky, leader of Chanel Fashion, in an announcement. “Supporting a foundation like the Palais Galliera is a piece of our main goal to breath life into fashion history.”
Paris is hoping the alliance will bring more visitors — both French and international — to Paris, which experienced a considered decline in tourism in 2016 after the attacks, floods and strikes.
“The city of Paris is proud to open this exceptional place to Parisians and visitors from all over the world,” said Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, in a statement. “I would like to thank the House of Chanel for proving once again that Paris is the home of fashion.”
The Palais Galliera, which was built in 1894, is planning their next exhibitions such as an homenage to fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga (March 8 to July 16) and an exhibition of singer Dalida’s wardrobe (April 27 to August 13). Overall the Palais Galliera’s archives comprise of a total of 200,000 pieces.
Translation: Once the fashion museum is completed, there will be style galore to feast the eyes on.