Thursday, May 11, 2006

Paris fashion museum


I have been living in Paris for ever and I did not even know there was a fashion museum. The reason I found out about it is because of this superb little Italian style palace I came across near the Trocadero (16th arrondissement) a couple of days ago. It is called the Galliera Palace (after Duchess of Galliera) and was built between 1878 and 1894 and now shelters the fashion museum of Paris where almost 100 000 garments and jewelry can be seen. I have not been inside yet, but I will...

40 comments:

  1. When I was in Paris in 2004, it was closed for renovation, so my wife and I had the chance to visit only Yves St Laurent's Museum a little bit further than there.
    This time we won't miss it.

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  2. The outside looks very pretty. I like this picture.

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  3. No kidding! Neither did I!! Now THAT's a museum I'd love to check out! Do you have to dress up to go in there?

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  4. It looks lovely - can't wait to learn more about the inside!

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  5. Yes! Yes! Yes! Great shot but what's inside??? If you go and can take pictures, PLEASE make a nice long addendum with LOTS of clothes shots.

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  6. Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to check it out this summer!

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  7. What a great idea to take our grand-daughter of 17 years of age to see this museum when we visit this year.

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  8. I have been in Paris forever too, and i don't know this place at all!
    When i saw this great pic, i thought it was in Rome...

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  9. Oh merci! I haven't been there either- must visit when in Paris this summer.

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  10. Not a too bad photograph. I like the stunning museums.

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  11. That's what I LOVE about living in a city.....you can live there for a long time and still discover new things!

    35 days and counting....... :-)

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  12. Eric, it is one of my favourit place with Musée Rodin. With a peacefull park where you can read in the silence. I hpe now it will not be too crowded.

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  13. It would have seemed strange, to me, that Paris wouldn't have had a museum dedicated to fashion when so many places in the world consider Paris to be a centre of style and fashion. I look forward to your inside shots.

    Nerissa

    http://deetsasdailies.blogspot.com

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  14. We are all lining up outside this gate to see what is inside! I like those modern photos against this old building.

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  15. Stood twice for a closed door. When you love fashion(history) you probably knew about it. For history you can go here but there's in the Louvre a part of fashion with a own entrance, where contempory exhibitions are shown.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  16. Yes, johanna, the Louvre exhibition is also wonderful. Entrqnce from rue de Rivoli, near one of Paris's best small museums, La Musée de la Publicité (formermly Musée des affiches which was in the 10ème or 11ème somewhere!)

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  17. Merci encore..every city should have a "Fashion Museum"...but then if they did, perhaps we wouldn't long for Paris so much. Ahhhh...Paris, la plus belle ville dans la monde!!

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  18. Sally, if you're still in Paris, give a call (see comments of yesterday's photo).

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  19. I think it was 1983 when I got there, round about the time that I discovered rue d'Alesia and the Systeme Stock ;-)

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  20. i did not even know i live'd in paris for 10 years i didnt know ther is a fashion museum...
    next trip i will visit it.

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  21. I can't imagine you've never been inside Palais Galliera when I think to the gorgeous/glamourous shirt you wore yesterday evening, you fashion-victim you !

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  22. Speaking as someone who has little more than an uneducated knowledge of Paris I'd be surprised if Paris didn't have a fashion museum since it's always been soooo influential in fashion.

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  23. There is always more and more to find in this city. I would love to see those 100,000 garments, I wonder how far back they go. I wonder if they ever found a toga - I know they found some very nice shoes from the bronze age in perfect shape a few years ago. I would love to see the jewelry. This is definitely on my must see list now...thanks for the info.
    L

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  24. I actually did some work with this museum back in the early 1980's. It is quite remarkable and, Eric, your photo is gorgeous.

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  25. Beautiful image, and a place to put on my sighseeing list the next time I'm in Paris. I love the elegant wrought iron railings.

    Eric, I know this isn't the appropriate place to submit a city photo blog, but I've tried three times through the proper links without success and I'd really like to join. Since the first time I submitted my blog, you got another Washington DC site, but perhaps there's room for mine too since it covers the entire metropolitan area, not just DC. Here's hoping!

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  26. My wife and I rented an apartment in 16e (on Rue de la Pompe) for eight days in Nov '01, and we walked by this place twice without discovering what it held. Thanks for the info and delightful photo. Your blog in general is magnifique!

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  27. That the greatest thing to be in love, you'll always discover new things of your soulmate... even if it is your city!!!

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  28. How fun. Will you be bringing your camera when you go in? Oh, I hope so.

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  29. What a wonderful place ! You can see my flat on this picture wich is Rue de Chaillot...

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  30. So many wonderful museums in Paris. I love the gate.

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  31. How did I miss this?!
    Gorgeus picture!


    Just joined by the way. :)
    Heather

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  32. i love how there's so much to see and do in paris, no matter how long you've lived there. i've always wanted to visit this museum, i've heard a lot about it. thanks for putting up a photo. the gates are to die for, yes!? i wish i had a gate like that in front of my house! although...i guess, i'd need a mansion first. ;-)

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  33. I've been in Paris five years and didn't know about the fashion museum. Thanks for your tip! I've just discovered your blog and love your photos and how you uncover hidden bits of Paris that even those of us who live here don't know about. Well done!

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  34. > Sorry it's late, I cannot answer everybody tonight. I am glad you enjoyed this photo -and this museum. To be more specific it's not 100 000 garments but gamrents AND accesories such as jewelry.

    I promise I will go inside and bring back pics for you!

    To Passante: send me a mail at eric (at) parisdailyphoto.com please.

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  35. Since there is so much interest in this photo, I thought I would give the specifics: Musee de la Mode et du Costume,10 ave Pierre 1er Serbie and in the 16th as Eric said. Phone, 01.47.20.85.23. It's OFFICIALLY closed on Mondays, but you should call to check any time you plan to attend, as I have learned in the past.

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  36. Did you get my photo of it I sent you?

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