Inside the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, in the Villa Meridiana, a museum that will delight fans of fashion history. At the Gallery of Costume, in fact, you can admire a collection that consists of more than 6000 artefacts including old clothes, accessories, costumes for theater and film. The decor of the rooms of the museum dates back to the court of Savoy (1862-1865), a period in which the walls were decorated with silks and fine fabrics and furnishings from Parma and Piacenza. Walking through the corridors of this elegant museum, organized in 13 rooms, you can get an idea of evolution that fashion has come in time: the clothes oldest date back to the sixteenth century, coming to more recent times, you can admire dresses of the greatest stylists in the world as Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Emilio Pucci, Ottavio Missoni, Yves Saint Laurent, etc.. Many of the clothes are a great value from the historical point of view: thanks to donations from collectors, in fact, the museum displays the wardrobes of celebrities and funeral robes of noble how the Grand Duke Cosimo I, his wife, Eleonora of Toledo and their son Don Garzia. These dresses were used for their funeral ceremonies, at which the bodies were visible, while for the burial were stripped from the luxurious robes and dressed in a simpler way.
In some rooms of the Gallery of Costume monographic exhibitions are often organized, so the fans keep an eye on the program.