7 Fashion Museums to Visit (Virtually)

Image is the Christian Dior Museum in Granville, France

Art. Space. Film. In normal times, there was no wrong way to spend the day meandering around a museum. But what about those of us that long to ogle couture or learn about historical clothing, but won’t be going to a museum? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of fashion museums you need to visit, virtually. Welcome to the world of style-centric galleries guaranteed to have something for everyone.

Put on your most fashionable set of loungewear and settle in with some snacks and wine (you couldn’t do that in a real museum), and virtually jet set to the museum of your choice.

Christian Dior Museum & Garden in Granville, France

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Visit Dior’s childhood home and enjoy the lavish gardens that served as an inspiration to so many of Dior’s masterpieces. Today, the chateau serves as a museum dedicated to Dior’s contributions to the fashion world.

Virtual tour: Yes (click here).

MFIT in New York City, New York, USA

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The museum at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology is widely known for its incredible exhibits—including over 50,000 garments from the 18th century to the present day.

Virtual tour: Yes (click here).

The Black Fashion Museum Collection within the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, USA

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From garments made by enslaved people to the most prominent modern Black American designers, this ever-evolving collection at the Smithsonian celebrates the many contributions Black Americans have made to the fashion industry.

Virtual tour: Yes (click here).

Gucci Garden in Florence, Italy

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Since 2011, iconic Gucci pieces from the archives have had a museum to call home. Inside the Garden, you can enjoy everything from handbag and couture gown exhibits to art exhibits and the most exquisite gift shop in the world.

Virtual tour: Yes (click here).

Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada

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Once upon a time, there was a business-savvy architect who loved shoes so much that she traveled the world in search of shoes from every era, from all corners of the world. Then, she opened the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. Now we can all live happily ever after. The end. But seriously, if you’re shoe-obsessed, then this museum will be your Mecca.

Virtual tour: No, but you can watch an expert make moccasins at home with the #BSMfromhome Youtube series (click here).

Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City, Mexico

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Of course, you can count on seeing several of Kahlo’s paintings when you visit Casa Azul, but you can also see her colorful and iconic dresses. Thanks to Vogue Mexico, these garments are just as carefully cared for as the paintings themselves.

Virtual tour: No, but you can still explore its exhibitions and collections online (click here).

Victoria & Albert Museum in London, England

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The Victoria & Albert Museum isn’t just for fashion (more to love), but you can view thousands of garments spanning over the last five centuries. Start planning your trip to jolly old England if the largest museum of design and decorative arts in the world sounds like the place to be (hint: it is).

Virtual tour: No, but you can still explore online collections (click here).

We are loving this ability to travel the world without leaving home (more like without changing out of our pajamas, who are we kidding?) Happy (virtual) travels!

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