Top Must See Fashion Exhibitions in Paris

‘Tis the season for holiday celebrations with streets lined with dazzling Christmas decorations and festive window displays. Whether you’re visiting Paris or living here like I am, there is a plethora of reasons to be in Paris for the holiday season.

Rodin Musée Garden Paris night View Eiffel Tower Invalides

Paris is the fashion capital of the world and it is only befitting that we compile a list of the best fashion exhibitions to visit in the upcoming months to add to your “must see” list.

Christian Dior – Couturier du Rêve 

House of Christian Dior Musée des Arts & Décoratifs Paris20171128_1101161099816971.jpg20171128_110135595421974.jpgThe House of Christian Dior launched its first collection in the Spring/Summer collection in 1947. Celebrating 70 years of fashion, you can expect to see hundreds of dresses on display with the timeline of each of the designer’s influence for this iconic brand. Available until January 7, 2018.

Musée des Arts décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris


Yves Saint Laurent – Inaugural Display

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris Workspace

Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

Georges Braque-inspired Matisse Doves Dress circa 1988 Musée Yves Saint Laurent ParisDesigner Yves Saint Laurent was a global icon empowering women to embrace their masculinity in the 1960s. Pantsuits and trench coats were all the rage and YSL created staple pieces that are still very much worn today. I was lucky enough to attend the Opening day of this exhibit and you can find more photos here. Available until September 9, 2018.

Musée Yves Saint Laurent
5 Avenue Marceau
75116 Paris


Hermès  – Les mondes de Leïla Menchari

Hermes Grand Palais Leïla Menchari ParisHermes Grand Palais Leïla Menchari ParisHermes Grand Palais Leïla Menchari ParisCelebrating the infamous window displays of Hermes in Paris, you will get to know the infamous Leïla Menchari who designed, illustrated and created all of the Parisian windows for Hermes from 1978 to 2013. Inspired by her travels, expect nothing less than bold, beautiful colors with a level of elegance and surprise. Available until December 3, 2017.

Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris


Irving Penn
Irving Penn Grand Palais Paris.jpg

Irving Penn Grand Palais Paris.jpg

Irving Penn Grand Palais Paris.jpgWorld renowned Vogue Photographer Irving Penn spent his early life photographing fashion shoots and portrait still life of celebrities in New York, Paris, and London. In collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, come check out his lifetime collection of photographs at one of the best museums in Paris. Available until January 29, 2018.

Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris

16 Replies to “Top Must See Fashion Exhibitions in Paris”

      1. You’re very much welcome!😊 Too bad I’m actually not on Instagram because I’m not a huge fan of social media and I’m not very good at taking pictures.😆 I do have Instagram on my phone though because a friend of mine who tried to convince me to join installed the app.😆 But now might be a good time to be on Instagram. I’ll tell you once I have an account.😊

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