Shine! - Fashion and Glamour

 

  

Evening gown from the 1990s. Photo by Misi  Kondella

 

Shine! - Fashion and Galmour

Exhibition at Budapest History Museum - Kiscell Museum 

1037 Budapest, Kiscelli u. 108.

On view from 11 October 2019 to 15 March 2020

 

The tail of Queen Elizabeth's wedding gown, Hungarian showgirl Ilona Medveczky's stage dress or USE designer pieces: they all shine and, furthermore, have different meanings. Fashion is a basic tool of human communication; the need to differentiate ourselves from others is one of the main factors behind the way we dress. Everything that glitters, and therefore attracts the gaze, serves that purpose. Worn on a variety of occasions and ranging from the 18th to the 21st century, the exhibited attires also reflect the changes of society and everyday life.
 
 
The curator and head of the museum's textile collection, Judit Anna Szatmári, presents the shiniest pieces of glamourous garments in the grandiose church space of the Kiscell Museum. For those mesmerized by fashion and luxury, or interested in the social landscape behind all the glitz and glitter, our exhibition Shine! - Fashion and Glamour is a must. 
 
 

Venue: Budapest History Museum, Kiscell Museum 

1037 Budapest, Kiscelli u. 108.

On view: from 11 October 2019 to 15 March 2020

Opening hours: 1-31 October 2018, Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 6 pm ; 1 November - 28 February 2019, Tuesday to Sunday 10 am – 4 pm