A Romanian proverb says that the garment does not make the man. A cultural event, the fashion history exhibition taking place at Romania’s National Museum of History throughout the summer comes to say contradict the saying by talking about the evolution of garments along the last six centuries. The opening vernissage was held on May 15th, at 5 PM, but the exhibition will be open to the public until August 24th.
If you are in the mood for an educational experience as well as a very stylish couple of hours, you can visit the museum in Calea Victoriei no. 12, Bucharest. Organized by a series of top cultural institutions in the country, the exhibition allows you to understand how the field of clothing and garments evolved since the beginning of the 15th century until present days. You can admire here the clothes that were typical for different layers of the population during this period of time. From the uniforms kids were wearing in school, to the dresses and garments worn by the nobility, from military and police uniforms to the bohemian style of clothing, all this is on display at Romania’s National Museum of History this summer.
While some of the exhibits are of unknown origin, many come from important personalities within the Romanian history – the Romanian rulers Alexandru cel Bun and Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Transylvania’s princes – Gabriel Bathory and Gabriel Bethlen, Romania’s kings Carol I, Ferdinand I, queens Elizabeth and Maria, literary figures like Mihail Kogălniceanu, Vasile Alecsandri, Ion Heliade Rădulescu, Nicolae Iorga, etc. Whether you are interested in history or in fashion, this exhibition offers you a different way of learning interesting details about how the garments became what they are today. Open between 10 AM and 6 PM, Wednesday to Sunday, this exhibition is a nice way of spending a summer afternoon.
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