The international fashion capital will finally open its first museum dedicated solely to the art of fashion, named after Chanel‘s founder.
Presenting temporary exhibitions on major designers almost for five years, the Palais Galliera will be transformed into a permanent fashion museum as stated by Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris city.
To be opened in 2019, the museum will be named after Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, Chanel’s founder, featuring the history of fashion from the 18th century to the latest looks from the catwalk. It will be located on the Right Bank of the River Seine in the wealthy district that also hosts the Palais de Tokyo modern art museum, another place no strange to fashion, as it has held several runways during the city’s fashion week agenda
“Paris is proud to be able to open this exceptional space, proving once again that it is the home of fashion,” Hidalgo claimed.