For hundreds of years, horses and carriages were seen as key elements of courtly representation. At coronations, weddings, and formal processions rulers and the nobility rode in magnificent and elaborately dressed carriages drawn by noble horses. These carriages, designed and created by important artists, were not only a means of transportation but insignia displaying the owner’s rank and status in society effectively.
Museum of contemporary art, crafts, fashion and musical instruments
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The Museum of Costume of Madrid is a young and modern institution that offers, within its permanent exhibition, a magnificent trip through the History of Fashion and Costume (traje in Spanish), from the most ancient times up to the present.
Use the search function to view extant garments
Men's Clothing and Paisley Shawls
Extant garments from their collection
Welcome to the Fashion Museum - Bath, UK.
A world class collection of contemporary and historical dress
Sir John Soanes Museum, London, Regency architect and teacher
Welcome to the website of the house and Museum of Sir John Soane, R.A., architect "the best house-museum in the world".