Museo de Traje

Museo de Traje is a museum which houses traditional clothing from different time periods and places.

Different galleries include: historical dress, contemporary costumes, popular costumes, jewellery and accessories, textiles,  footwear, and more.

Some designers featured are Christian Dior, Givenchy, Fortuny, an amazing costume and textile designer, Balenciaga, Madame Gres, Pertegaz, Valentino, Yves St Laurent, Versace, Westwood, and Elio Berhanyer.  There is also a special section on Haute Coutour, both past and present.  The oldest collections feature items from the 16th and 17th century.

If you like history, clothing, or fashion of any kind I would imagine you would LOVE this museum.

They have two special exhibits going on right now

1. Textiles from the Museum of Korean Embroidery: 11 November 2010 – 30 January 2011

2. Traditional Christmas Clothes: 17 December – March 2011

Information and Visits:

Avenide de Juan de Herrera, 2 Madrid

(+34) 91 550-47-00

Public transport:

  • Metro: Moncloa (líneas 3 y 6) y Ciudad Universitaria (línea 6)
  • Bus: Líneas 46, 82, 83, 84, 132, 133, G
  • A few images from the museum

    Green shoes from Naples, Italy. 1730

    Traditional Wedding Dress. Spain, 18th Century

    A Karl Lagerfeld suit.


    One response to “Museo de Traje

    1. i love the lagerfeld suit… i want to become a business woman and wear it to work with some bossy manolos.

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