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Mother and child

October 08, Friday - April 15, Friday
The Fashion Museum’s new exhibition “Mother and Child” spans an impressive period of 150 years: from year 1850 to 2000. On the occasion of the Fashion Museum’s fifth anniversary, the exhibition will feature ladies’ and children’s costumes from the Fashion Museum’s collection, which has grown over the years to include more than two and a half thousand items.

The exhibition focuses on the iconic image of mother and child and its changing manifestations in fashion: from the Victorian cult of the family and the strict rules of clothing and propriety that applied to both adults and children, to the more relaxed approach and comfortable clothing designed particularly for children of the 20th century. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the voluminous ladies’ dresses of the 19th century with crinolines and bustles, touching girls’ dresses and boys’ suits, as well as the elegant costumes of the first half of the 20th century and contemporary fashion highlights in women’s and children’s clothing, as well as shoes and headdresses characteristic to each period.