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Fashion History Museum, Cambridge

(5/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Like food and shelter, clothing is a necessity as well as a cultural expression. The fashion industry employs millions around the world and is a driving force behind the global economy. But fashion is also ephemeral, whimsically responding to changes in technology, taste, the economy, and social mores. The journey fashion takes from inception to production and from popular to passe is a fascinating story worthy of being told.
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  • Lovely heritage building beautifully laid out with fascinating and sometimes unexpected gems of fashion history. Three main galleries with a variety of themes. Knowledgeable and very pleasant staff.  more »
  • A unique experience seeing a newer museum in KW. Excellent flow to the exhibits. I really enjoyed the selection in the 200 years of wedding dresses, impressive the expanse of history they could cover....  more »
  • Worth a stop if you are traveling along the 401 or live nearby. Really enjoyed the historical wedding dress collection. Ken doll outfits were entertaining. Will go back for sure.  more »
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  • Lovers of design, clothing, cloth and small museums will delight in the Fashion History Museum located just outside of Toronto in Hespeler, (Cambridge). The current exhibit deals with the 1980s in all its broad shouldered, fringed and embroidered glory. Close up looks at items from the great Rei Kawakubo are full of surprises. In the second gallery the photography exhibit of the club scenes in 1980s London and New York is a perfect complement to the main show. A smaller exhibit, Treasures of the Collection, is a trip around the world through time with a woven, paper fibre corset from Germany, a 1930s Japanese under kimono printed with war planes and impossibly tiny, 19th century dancing shoes. And, if you are there at lunch or tea time, the cafe Creme, just down the street, is a must with sandwiches, a comprehensive tea list and Dufflet pastries. Judith Fielder Toronto