Anyone who’s been to Montreal knows that Montrealers have a charmingly unique sense of style. Eclectic and experimental, chic yet laid-back, old with a splash of new, new with a splash of old… with so much panache, one can only wonder: where do these Montrealers get it from?
Well, that’s a long story, but thankfully there’s a fashion exhibition ready to tell it all.
Montreal and Fashion: So Many Years, So Much to Show is a graceful exhibition covering the evolution of Montreal’s fashion industry from 1850 until today. Through the rich history of manufacturers, retailers and fashion designers, the exhibition takes a look at the many transformation of the fashion scene including the days of the fur trade and couture designers.
Vintage photographs and videos are part of the experience in addition to features on famous department stores that lived on Montreal’s popular Ste-Catherine Boulevard. In many ways, Montreal has strongly been influenced by the fashion of Paris, yet has always strongly been rooted in North American traditions on top of the ones brought by the many immigrants who, over the years, made Montreal their home.
The exhibition is free and located steps away from the main shopping area of Ste-Catherine Boulevard. Also, if you’re in town from August 4 to August 7, don’t forget to check out Montreal’s Fashion and Design Festival!
Until October 29, 2010 – FREE
You can enter on the corner of McGill College Avenue and Cathcart Street (map)
Monday to Wednesday: 9:30am – 6pm
Jeudi et vendredi : 9:30am -9pm
Samedi : 9:30am -5pm
Dimanche : 12pm – 5pm