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WIEN MUSEUM: Tours to the Fashion Collection Storage Depot

06.09.2012 to 06.09.2012

WIEN MUSEUM: Tours to the Fashion Collection Storage Depot


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WIEN MUSEUM: Tours to the Fashion Collection Storage Depot
in the context of \"MQ Summer of Fashion\"

Date: Thu, Jul 26, Thu, Aug 2, Thu Sep 6, 16:00
Venue: Wien Museum, Karlsplatz
Tickets: Thu, Aug 2: Ticketraffle
(Thu, Jul 26 and Thu, Sep 6 are sold out)


The Wien Museum Fashion Collection, with over 22,600 exhibits, is one of the most comprehensive fashion collections in Europe. It includes women\'s, men\'s, children\'s and sports clothing with accessories like fans, handbags, gloves, hats, scarves, umbrellas, walking sticks, stockings, handkerchiefs and fashion jewellery; also embroidery, knitting and crochet patterns, buttons and textile designs. The focus of the collection is on ladies\' clothes from the 19th and 20th century, with afternoon dresses, evening and ball gowns dominating. Similarly the collection contains delicate ladies\' underwear from the turn of the century and the 1920s, cross-band shoes from the Biedermeier period, buttoned boots from Historicism, enchanting bridal gowns and reform dresses (two of them designs by Kolo Moser). Besides international brands, models found in the collection include those by Christoph Drecoll, Ludwig Zwieback, W. F. Adlmüller, Gertrude Höchsmann, Berta Farnhammer, Franz Faschingbauer and Etoile, as well as hat creations by Adele List. Moreover, the cultural-historical rarities include such long-forgotten objects as button hooks, glove-stretchers, finger-tip formers, sashes, bodices, the \"Chapeau Claque\", ice-skating blades, vinaigrettes, the so-called \"page\" (a clip to raise the woman\'s dress), and a \"Strumpfzauber\" (literally, \"stocking miracle\").


Owned by the museum since 1954, the fashion collection is based on the private collection of Alfred Kunz, the first Director of the Fashion Collection of the City of Vienna, and founder of the Fashion Collection, as well as on objects from the City Collections, those of the Society for Culture and Fashion, and numerous donations and acquisitions. The collection is constantly extended to be able to show a continuous development in the history of costume based on originals. Only fashion items in very good condition are collected that are typical and characteristic of a particular era of costume history. The connection to Vienna is that it was either worn or created in this city.

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