Set in the Rohan wing of Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Musée de la Mode et du Textile houses a whopping 6,000 costumes, 35,000 fashion accessories and 30,000 pieces of textile. No small feat for a fashion museum, we assure you, especially considering the nightmare that is textile conservation.
The museum traces the history of fashion from the regency period to present day, and the important and under-appreciated evolution of textile production from the 7th century onward. Re-envisioned in 1997, the museum also hosts exemplary exhibitions from contemporary French design houses like Dior, Chanel and Sonyia Rykiel, in particular. Consult their website for details concerning current exhibitions.