Fashion stories

Triplex 24.02.06 > 31.12.06

2006: Unique innovations at The Fashion & Lace Museum


In February 2006, a new exhibition was held at The Brussels Fashion & Lace Museum. It offered a panorama on the fashion history from the 18th to 20th century and showcased the latest acquisitions made by the Museum during public sales, from antique dealers or private individuals.


For a few months, visitors could discover branded dresses and various types of fashion accessories. It included many remarkable and sometimes astonishing items: a Givenchy cocktail dress that once belonged to Princess Liliane de Réthy, several embroidered waistcoats and men’s suits from the 18th century, a copy of one of the last uniforms designed by Olivier Strelli for Sabena, woollen bathing suits from the 1930s, sports accessories as well as royal handkerchiefs used by queens.

Exposition Histoire de Mode_Musée Mode & Dentelle ©Y.Peeters-A.Dohet