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Museum of Fashion and Customer in Florence, Italy

As other reviewers noted, I was expecting to see more old dresses and less modern fashion ones... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Fashion through the centuries at the Galleria del Costume in the Palazzo Pitti

We visited the Galleria del Costume for the first time this August. The collection had been laid... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

As other reviewers noted, I was expecting to see more old dresses and less modern fashion ones. Some of the items are interesting like the theatrical and designer dresses, and some are less like the denim jeans and the ties. Still worth a visit as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is somewhat rare in Florence as the emphasis is on the clothes between 1960 and 1990 though there is a small part with some items of clothing from the Medici era. What is fully amazing is the backdrop in every room. Treasures of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

From my understanding this is a museum in which the exhibits rotate with some frequency. I was so excited to view some 17th, 18th, and 19th century clothing but was instead met with 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. You could find similar items hanging on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

The different museums in the Palazzo Pitti are all worth a visit but the costume gallery stole our heart. Great presentation in the beautiful setting of this palace. We loved it!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing this but it's a waste of time. A couple of dozen haute couture dresses from the latter 20th century. I was hoping for historical insights into dress in the past centuries. Couldn't be more of a let down.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank georgeandjane
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visited the Galleria del Costume for the first time this August. The collection had been laid out to explore a specific theme by room. One was a pun on the fleeting nature of fashion seen through the unstoppable decay of the fabric in the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is one of the museums in the Pitti Palace and looks at costumes over time by famous Italian designers but mostly from the 20th century. Of particular interest were the remains of clothing recovered from the graves of Cosimo and his wife which have...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Fellowtraveller00
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I expected to see several centuries of Italian clothing, but the exhibit has almost exclusively 20th century pieces. They did have 16th century funeral clothing worn by Cosimo 1, his wife Eleanor of Toledo, and their son. It was the most interesting part of the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mari818
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We went expecting to see a full on museum about the evolution of fashion, to find it was more of influential women in the Italian culture and their contribution to Fashion. To go and see the museum on its on i wouldn't say its worth...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank AJAL1982
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

It's a nice space, but the exhibition is very modest. Several items are indeed exquisite and I am sure there's much more that may be offered here, but all in all I felt like I got the tip of the iceberg and I was not...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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