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The Costume Gallery

Piazza Pitti | Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy
+39 055 238 8611
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to seeing this but it's a waste of time. A couple of dozen haute couture dresses from the latter 20th century. I was hoping for historical insights into dress in the past centuries. Couldn't be more of a let down.

Thank georgeandjane
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visited the Galleria del Costume for the first time this August. The collection had been laid out to explore a specific theme by room. One was a pun on the fleeting nature of fashion seen through the unstoppable decay of the fabric in the...More

Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is one of the museums in the Pitti Palace and looks at costumes over time by famous Italian designers but mostly from the 20th century. Of particular interest were the remains of clothing recovered from the graves of Cosimo and his wife which have...More

Thank Fellowtraveller00
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

I expected to see several centuries of Italian clothing, but the exhibit has almost exclusively 20th century pieces. They did have 16th century funeral clothing worn by Cosimo 1, his wife Eleanor of Toledo, and their son. It was the most interesting part of the...More

Thank Mari818
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

We went expecting to see a full on museum about the evolution of fashion, to find it was more of influential women in the Italian culture and their contribution to Fashion. To go and see the museum on its on i wouldn't say its worth...More

Thank AJAL1982
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

It's a nice space, but the exhibition is very modest. Several items are indeed exquisite and I am sure there's much more that may be offered here, but all in all I felt like I got the tip of the iceberg and I was not...More

Thank Amit E
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

I found this collection quite interesting especially the clothing that had been recovered and restored from the graves of Cosimo 1 and his wife. The collection is primarily composed of 20th century dresses designed by notable Italian designers b.ut is quite fascinating and well displayed

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

There are some great 20th century outfits to be seen here, very nicely displayed with designer and date in English so you know what you're looking at. But the exhibit which makes this costume collection unique is the outfits belonging to Cosimo 1 and his...More

Thank profecto
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Only 3 fragmented garments reclaimed from burial sites were on exhibit (Explanation of how they reclaimed them was fascinating) Even if there had been reproductions of clothing worn by the Medici Family, I would have been pleased. Seeing textures, accessories, shapes and designs would have...More

1  Thank AndraYo
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

This gallery of costumes is a combination of old and new. Mostly women's dresses, it also has Cosimo's burial outfits that were removed when his grave was renovated over the ages. Part of the exhibit deals with influential womens' outfits of the twenty century. Strange...More

Thank DaleRachmeler
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