Museo del Traje (Fashion Museum) was established in 2004, although its pieces of collection were previously kept and exhibited in other museums of Spain.
The building that holds the museum was built during 1971 and 1973 by the architect Jaime López de Asiain, who was awarded the National Prize of Architecture in 1969. The construction was always aimed to be a museum, for it has ideal rooms for expositions. It was originally designed for the Museo Español de Arte Conteporáneo.
Museo del Traje holds a wide collection of historical and contemporary articles related to trends in fashion in the past 500 years. It has few, yet remarkable pieces of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including a female doublet of the late sixteenth century. Additionally, the collection of the eighteenth century includes men suits and various models of doublets, jackets and vests, in addition to female smocks and traditional Spanish garments. Moreover, all the styles of the nineteenth century are shown in the museum and finally, it offers an important collection that includes the most significant designers of the twentieth century.
Avenida Juan de Herrera, 2, 28040 Madrid, Spain.
46, 82, 83, 132 and 133.
Line 6 Ciudad Universitaria stop. Line 3 and 6 Moncloa stop.
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9:30am to 7:00pm.
Sundays and holidays: from 10:00am to 3:00pm.