Celebrating the history of style, the Palais Galliera, the City of Paris Fashion Museum has just opened a new exhibition, A History of Fashion. Collecting & Exhibiting at the Palais Galliera. With more than 350 pieces on display, the showcase features both era-defining and rarely shown garments, accessories, and archival images from the museum’s collections. Through both chronological and thematic stories, this exhibit discovers mode hallmarks from the 18th century to the present day.

Highlights of the exhibition commence with historic, era-specific pieces such as the 18th century wardrobe of the Comtesse Greffulhe and robe volante. Then opulent patterns and fabrics of the 1920s are shown alongside quintessential '50s Christian Dior cocktail dresses. While ‘80s maximalism from Thierry Mugler and Christian LaCroix contrasts with ‘90s Comme des Garçons' minimalism and avant-garde looks from Rick Owens.