An eye-opening look at how historic and more recent trends have influenced the way we've dressed.
Where else could this museum have been?
Fashion defines France, and Marseille is home to one of the most complete collections of textiles and designs from the 1930s to the present, housed in the sophisticated Fashion Museum in the Stock Exchange Palace in La Canebiere. On two storeys and 600 square metres (6500 square feet), the mannekins seem to have a life of their own to explain the evolution of fashion trends and above all, the differences in women's fashion through time. Free from Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 7 p.m., the collection reflects French society's political and economic history through clothing. Photographs, audiovisual content, historical fashion shows and more than 4,000 outfits and accessories compose France's esthetic legacy in this glamourous museum.