The Museum of Costume of Madrid offers an exciting exhibition through Fashion History. It is also a very active cultural centre with a complete agenda of temporal exhibitions, activities and events.
COLOURS IN FASHION HISTORY
9th May - 23rd September 2007
As a result of the cooperation between The Kyoto Costume Institute and the Museo del Traje, MODACHROME is coming to Madrid.
MODACHROME explores the historical and social relations between fashion and colour from the XVIII century until today by means of five thematic areas which show all dresses around one concept: THE COLOUR.
The pieces on show at Modachrome sum up the last three centuries of Western and Eastern fashion. Some of them date back to the XVIII and XIX centuries, some other represent the XX century with names like Mariano Fortuny, Madeleine Vionnet, Chanel, Dior, Balenciaga, Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto or Junya Watanabe as well as the last provocative creations of the XXI century like John Galliano, Donatella Versace, Pucci, Miyake and Dolce&Gabbana.
The Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI), a prestigious institution founded in 1978, focuses its activities on showing its collections which consist of more than 11.000 cloths and accessories related to Western fashion. In cooperation with the world's most important museums the KCI has organized a series of temporal exhibits which have been travelling around the world's most important international costume museums.
Fifty-three pieces coming from the collections of both institutions will introduce a new approach of fashion history focussed on the colour. The scope of this project is to draw the visitor's attention to the pleasure and the dynamism that colour inspires. Along history fashion has shaped the main features of the society in which it was growing. Some historical movements like the Rococ√≥, the Modernism and the Pop Art infl...+ [ Read all ]
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Reduced admission (50%): 1,5 euros (proof of entitlement required)
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Cultural or educational groups (15 or more visitors). Requests for group visits should be made to the Museum at least 15 days in advance.
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Journalists in a working capacity
Staff of Museums or related institutions
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18 May, International Museum Day
12 October, Spanish National Day
6 December, Spanish Constitution Day
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Tuesday to Saturday:
9:30 - 19:00 h.
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10:00 - 15:00 h.
Latest admission 30 minutes before the Museum closes
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1 and 6 January
15 May (Local holiday)
24, 25 and 31 December
The Museum will be opened every Thursdays during
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Avenida de Juan de Herrera, 2. Madrid (28040)
(+34) 91 550-47-00
Metro: Moncloa (l√É¬≠neas 3 y 6) y Ciudad Universitaria (l√É¬≠nea 6)
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