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Unbuttoning the French fashion from the 18th to the 20th century

  • Location

    Special Exhibition Gallery

  • Date May-30-2017 ~ Aug-15-2017

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Unbuttoning the French fashion from the 18th to the 20th century is a special exhibition that shows the history and culture of France from the 18th century to the 20th century, with the theme of buttons. A button has been considered as a part of clothing, but in this exhibition, diverse buttons will be presented as the main objects reflecting human history and society. You will have a valuable opportunity to understand the history, culture and art of the modern French fashion world while appreciating over 1,800 different exhibits including buttons, garments, paintings, drawings, photographs, crafts and sculptures.

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Period: May 30, 2017 – August 15, 2017
Place: Special Exhibition Gallery (1st floor of permanent exhibition hall)
Main exhibits: around 1,800 collections of Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Organized by National Museum of Korea, Daegu National Museum

Co-organized by Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Supported by Cultural Foundation of National Museum of Korea

(* Daegu Museum Exhibition: September 9, 2017 - December 3, 2017)

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