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Museum Forum: Fashion in The House of Alba

February 1 @11:00 am - 12:30 pm

February 1 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

The Liria Palace becomes the perfect setting for an exhibition in which one of the most beautiful dialogues between art, fashion and heritage takes place.

Curated by Lorenzo Caprile and Eloy Martínez de la Pera, the exhibition highlights the close relationship between the House of Alba and the world of fashion, both as clients and as patrons, from the 19th century to the present day.

Fashion in the House of Alba covers two centuries of fashion, from the Empress Eugenia de Montijo to the present day, through the exhibition of more than 100 pieces, including 30 dresses and uniforms by leading designers, such as Charles Frederick Worth, Louise Chéruit, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Flora Villareal or Emanuel Ungaro, as well as period accessories, in dialogue with portraits of the family by painters, such as Federico de Madrazo, Joaquín Sorolla, Ignacio Zuloaga, Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor and Franz Xaver Winterhalter.

This is undoubtedly a great opportunity to remember that painting is indebted to fashion whilst fashion owes its permanence over time to painting.

Visitors can discover a history narrated by key figures, such as the Empress Eugenia de Montijo, with her dresses from the Château de Compiègne, the first great universal influencer, and her close relationship with the creator of haute couture, Charles Frederick Worth; dandyism’ and men’s fashion through the uniform, royal dress and the gala suit with Duke Jacobo as the main feature; and the Duchess Cayetana as a reference of ‘Spanish’ in fashion through great couturiers, such as Balenciaga, Pertegaz, Dior or Flora Villareal.

R.S.V.P : Please purchase tickets for the 11 o’clock slot. Should they be sold out please purchase for previous slot (10.45) or following slot (11.15) following this link https://entradas.palaciodeliria.com/es/584-permanente/6791-exposicion-la-moda-en-la-casa-de-alba

Price: 10 Euros

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