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The Costume Museum reopens with a renovated collection


The historic Costume Museum in Madrid has reopened its doors after a major structural renovation. A large improved historical collection awaits you in its rooms and, for the occasion, the museum offers free admission during this month of December, don't miss it!

This museum has a privileged location that allows it to have a huge garden of more than 25,000 square meters. Located next to the Plaza Cardenal Cisneros, the design of the building won the National Architecture Award in 1969 and now its rooms have been renovated.

The museum's collection on display has also been reformulated to provide a more complete experience of the history of couture. More than a thousand pieces make up the permanent collection, which the museum now allows visitors to visit free of charge. The museum proposes a journey from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the present day, covering the main stylistic currents that have accompanied the times.

The new permanent collection has included different spaces dedicated to specific subjects. For example, you can enjoy monographs on traditional clothing or on Mariano Fortuny, the iconic creator of the Delphos suit and considered the Spanish Leonardo da Vinci. 

From the Renaissance, the museum moves on to the present day showing different popular costumes, festive costumes and other customs and customs of sewing. It also fits great names in design such as Cristóbal Balenciaga, of great influence on national fashion, or Oteyza, the name of the Madrid firm known for its capes. Jeremy Scott and the tracksuit shine as contemporary pieces that conclude this historical journey.

There will also be samples of designers such as Berhanyer, Yves Saint Laurent and Manuel Piña. The museum currently has on display only 1% of its extensive collection, and on the occasion of its reopening, pieces never before exhibited have been placed. 

Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about our past through the history of costume.


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