Man’s wardrobe has changed over time. Discover our new exhibition Masculinities from 28 August 2020 to 13 June 2021. The Brussels Fashion & Lace Museum takes you on a journey, showcasing the evolution of man through his wardrobe – from the “Great Male Renunciation” at the end of the 18th century to the genderless fashion trends of 2020 and 2021, including the suit and tie.

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Fashion & Lace

Exhibition Back Side Fashion from behind_Fashion & Lace Museum ©detiffe.com

Exhibition Back Side Fashion from behind_ Evening dress CHANEL, 1931 Fashion & Lace Museum ©detiffe.com

The Museum

The Brussels Fashion & Lace Museum houses a collection of over 10,000 pieces of clothing and a significant number accessories, covering the history of fashion from the 16th century to the present day. The collections are presented in rotation through themed exhibitions.

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Fashion Room

28.08.20 - 24.05.21

The Fashion & Lace Museum (ex)poses itself!

What does the Fashion & Lace Museum hold onto in this day and age? How does the museum adapt to the spread of fashion by influencers or Fashion Houses? Which pieces are in our collections and why?

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Exhibition Masculinities_Fashion & Lace

Exhibition Masculinities_Fashion & Lace

28.08.20 - 13.06.21


How has man’s wardrobe changed? For the first time in Belgium, a fashion museum has devoted an exhibition to contemporary male fashion. Masculinities focuses on the evolution of masculinity in fashion and displays clothing from the 18th century outfits to the genderless fashion trends of 2021.

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Permanent exhibition

Lace room

Brussels lace has earned an international reputation over the centuries. It was worn in all major European royal houses. For purposes of conservation, the museum is rotating the items on display. Until 16 May 2021, you can discover in this display case the history of Brussels lace which has now disappeared. The display is devoted to handmade and machine-made lace from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

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Lace_Room_Fashion&LaceMuseum©Caroline Lessire

Lace_Room_Fashion&LaceMuseum©Caroline Lessire

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