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THE MCTQ BECOMES THE FASHION MUSEUM

APRIL 21, 2016

The Musée du costume et du textile du Québec is undergoing a significant change as it becomes the Fashion Museum. This new identity, better suited to its mission, will help to rally the key actors of Montreal’s fashion scene around this unique, creative and dynamic institution.

By becoming the Fashion Museum, the institution acquires an identity that is better suited to its mission and its collections. Through its multiple activities, the Fashion Museum wishes to increase its collaborations with all who allow Quebec’s fashion industry to thrive, including fashion designers and schools of fashion and textiles. “The objective is to increase the national and international exposure of Quebec’s heritage and to build a solid community around the museum,” explains Joanne Watkins, director at the Fashion Museum. As the only institution of its kind in Quebec, the museum wishes to develop activities that will make it a laboratory for the diffusion of heritage and innovation.

“I think that this rare jewel is still too well hidden,” says renowned fashion designer and multidisciplinary creator Jean-Claude Poitras, who has been the museum’s president since 2014. “Admittedly, the museum is of small stature, but it is now about to come out and play in the big leagues. With the Fashion Museum, we shift between innovation and tradition.”

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ELEGANT AFTERNOON AT THE MUSEUM

GUIDED TOUR BY BEATRICE PEARSON, FOLLOWED BY A TEA TASTING

 

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Beatrice Pearson is a generous donor who gave to the museum more than 550 inspiring garments and accessories. The exhibition Parcours d’une élégante presents 300 of them as a series of refined outfits, reflecting their owner’s unique, sophisticated image. Whether bought from fancy boutiques or thrift shops, made at home or in specialized workshops, each piece tells the story of an elegant woman: authentic, curious, discreet.

GUIDED TOUR BY BEATRICE PEARSON, FOLLOWED BY A TEA TASTING:

June 5, 2016 – 2 p.m. (French)
June 19, 2016 – 2 p.m. (French)
July 3, 2016 – 2 p.m. (English)
July 17, 2016 – 2 p.m. (French)
August 7, 2016 – 2 p.m. (English)
August 21, 2016 – 2 p.m. (French)

 

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

PARCOURS D’UNE ÉLÉGANTE

NOVEMBER 20, 2015 – AUGUST 28, 2016

 

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Parcours d’une élégante is an exploration, through a singular and unusual experience, the fashion trends that influenced the individual style of an exceptional woman.
Over the last few years, this generous donor has given the museum more than 550 inspiring garments and accessories. The exhibition presents 300 of them as a series of refined outfits, reflecting their owner’s unique, sophisticated image. Whether bought from fancy boutiques or thrift shops, made at home or in specialized workshops, each piece tells the story of an elegant woman: authentic, curious, discreet.

 

OPENING HOURS
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Monday.

ENTRANCE FEES
Individual : 7 $
Student (with valid I.D.): $6
Senior (aged 65 ans over): $6
Children (aged 5 to 12): $5
Family (2 adults – 2 children) : $18
Free admission for children aged under 5
Free admission for museum members

BECOME A MUSEUM MEMBER NOW!

 

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Photo : lucbouvrette.com

 

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What secrets are hidden in our reserves?

 

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Since July 14, 2014, the virtual exhibition Fitting Fashions lets you discover items that have been highlighted in iconic temporary exhibitions organized and presented in the Museum itself or elsewhere over the years. The site places you at the heart of each collection in all its diversity and lets you explore the more personal aspects of the symbolism linked to textiles and, by extension, to clothing in society.

 

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