Threads of History. Apparel Collection of the National Museum of History

March 30 to July 31, 2015

Open from Tuesday to Sunday

9:00 to 17:00 hours

Free with your admission ticket 

Dresses with over 250 years old, military coats or clothing worn in the 1960s of the last century in Mexico, are displayed in the exhibition Threads of History, Apparel Collection of the National Museum of History. For the first time, the Museum shows a selection of its wide apparel collection, which began to increase 114 years ago with the donation of four splendid vice-royal dresses by Isabel Pesado de Mier. The exhibition is integrated by 180 outfits, among them stand a 1890's gown by Frederick Worth, father of Haute Couture; another made by Coco Chanel; the handkerchief that covered the remains of Hernán Cortés; and a small collection of Meier shoes, who designed shoes for  Queen Victoria. This is not an exhibit about fashion, its intention is to bring the public to the criteria of specialists to build collections that are collective heritage of Mexico.

Selected pieces