You love fashion and Paris loves you back, but if you can't face the schlep over to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, you don't probably have to; much closer is the Musée Galliera, the city's biggest fashion museum with 90,000 items housed in the 19th Century palace of the Duchess of Galliera. However, with no permanent collection on display, the place is only open for its temporary exhibitions which last between four and six months each.
The large and diverse collection includes essential pieces from all the major couturiers spanning three centuries, including not only dresses (obviously) but also jewellery, walking sticks, hats, shoes, bags, fans, umbrellas and more. There is also a specialised library for research purposes.
The International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC), is one of the world's largest art fair for contemporary artists, gallery owners and dealers.
The FIAC brings together 180 international galleries at three sites on Paris’s right bank.
FIAC has solidified its position in the art world in recent years, bringing together a high-profile mix of contemporary art collectors, museum curators and international dealers, and winning international recognition.
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