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Maisons-Laffitte Train Station

Paris Walks : Fashion through the time at Palais Galliera

Come and join us Dr. Kelly Spearman this month's walk through Paris to learn in the Palais Galliera about how fashion developed throughout the centuries.

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Paris Walks : Fashion through the time at Palais Galliera
Paris Walks : Fashion through the time at Palais Galliera

Time & Location

10 févr. 2022, 10:30 – 14:30

Maisons-Laffitte Train Station, 78600 Maisons-Laffitte, France

About the Event

Fashion through time.

Three centuries of fashions!

As a historian with a most vivid interest in Fashion and all it reveals, I would be delighted to take us through the meanders of styles, explain details, and shade light on secret codes, rules, and aspirations.

The newly displayed permanent collection of the superb Palais Galliera, elected temple of fashion’s chronological overview, brings together a multitude of items from men’s, women’s, and children’s wardrobes showing the evolution of looks, materials, principles, and attributes from the 18th century to today. What a treat it is to discover all these items so carefully put on display because of their preciousness and fragility, exceptionally brought out of their cases and exposed in turns for a brief period of time to light and our admiring eye before regaining their protected sleep-in secure air-locked storage rooms, labeled hat boxes and endless rows of shoe cabinets.

Gowns, gloves, fans, hats, shoes, make-up, jewelry - outfits and accessories of all sorts are not sheer female paraphernalia. They are objects of inspiration and means of expressing a condition, intention, limitations, beliefs, personal gusto, and charisma. And not to forget: they are always attributes of war – to conquer the opposite sex, but also to state one’s own identity!

The visit will start at 12 o'clock at Palais Galliera. We will leave at 10h30 from Gare Maisons Laffitte.

Further Information:

Price of the Tour: 20 Euros

Entrance Fee & Reservation Museum: 8 Euros

Contact: grewaltanu04@gmail.com

Suggestion: For that much appreciated extra morning coffee at the counter, Café “Le Gallierra” (15, Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75016 Paris) is waiting for you just cross the street from the museum: enjoy!

Lunch: Participants might like to envisage lunch of some excellent quality sushi at the nearby “Bozen” (22, rue Freycinet 75116). Great taste and variety of choices, an address you will surely return to!

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