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Modes Muzejs

Grecinieku iela 24, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 20 033 450
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Small museum

Just a couple of rooms with mostly oriental clothes represented. Took maybe 30 min to walk through..

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Laura A
via mobile
Quick visit to the fashion museum

The mannequin outside wearing 18C European dress and a parasol is not really representative as... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Orpington, United Kingdom
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Visit the Fashion Museum in the heart of Riga! With interactive, hands-on exhibits for children and adults, the Museum showcases clothing styles over the centuries. The exhibitions are made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation, one of the top three largest private fashion collections holders in the world. The current exhibition is dedicated to the fashion of 1930s. Hollywood divas Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich, renowned couturiers Lucien Lelong, Maggy Rouff, and Elsa Schiaparelli, sport and permanent wave, Art Deco design and the femme fatale image, Great Depression and premonitions of war – those years were glamorous and full of contradictions. Unique and elegant dresses out of the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev, as well as an array of fashion accessories, will provide a full cultural immersion into the era, known as the “pre-war chic”.
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Grecinieku iela 24, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 20 033 450
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Just a couple of rooms with mostly oriental clothes represented. Took maybe 30 min to walk through..More

Thank Laura A
Natalja B, Manager at Modes Muzejs, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Laura, Thank you for your review. Fashion museum in Riga changes its exposition every 6 months. The exhibition you have visited is dedicated to the influence of China on Western fashion. The couple of rooms you have mentioned contain impressive number of dresses and...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

The mannequin outside wearing 18C European dress and a parasol is not really representative as there was not much of that style inside; also there was a whole room almost all dedicated to Chinese fashion. However, there were some outfits described with who they had...More

Thank StellaCaroline
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This little underground museum, somewhat in a backwater has only been running 6 months or so, but this is an impressive start. I visited when the main exhibition was the influence of Chinese design on fashion. As well as the expected Mao jacket there was...More

Thank Paula N
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I entered by chance and was paid back with interests. The museum iss small but rich of dresses and apparels in display and of creative, entertaining ways to attract and entertain visitors of any age and taste. I did enjoy any minute here. The Cafè...More

Thank roseglobe
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

It is a perfect central location that hosts a true gem - fashion museum! You don't have to follow the fashion maddness to thoroughly enjoy the exhibit. Museum is small but the rooms are so arranged that you'll spend a long time looking at the...More

Thank Oh-Marisha
Reviewed 13 June 2017

What a fantastic museum! We had such a great fun time. Enjoyed trying on Chinese national wedding costumes, "Book of Changes" predictions, that surprisingly gave the right answer to the question given. Very friendly staff. One of the staff members gave us to try a...More

Thank smilinghippy1
Reviewed 14 April 2017

It is small - only three rooms, all about dresses from 1930-1940, interesting for they who like that time period or fashion. They told that exposition will be changed every 6 month, but as I see nothing has been changed from the time I have...More

1  Thank Julija V
Natalja B, Manager at Modes Muzejs, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Dear Julia, Thank you for your review. As have been promised the new exposition "The Secrets of the East. Western Fashion and China." will be available to the public from 28th of April. We have got a number of activities for children including trying on...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Very special and well organized exhibition of 30s. In addition to dresses, there are a lot of accessories of those times, paintings etc. The staff is very friendly and gives a brief explanations about what you see. There is small trivia for kids, with a...More

Thank Leon K
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

"Elegance of the '30ies" at Fashion Museum was a real "girls" treat for three generation of women! Beautiful exposition of original antique and vintage gowns along with accessories will take you to the era of Iconic Hollywood Divas. Crinolines and bustles to try on was...More

Thank lyat_kumaon
Reviewed 30 January 2017

It's worth to visit this museum if you are interested in fashion, design and history. Very good location, changing collections and great tour guides!

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