Fashion exhibitions are a fascinating way to discover the history of fashion, the talented designers who have made history, as well as past and future trends. The last decade has brought us more fashion exhibitions than ever before and 2023 promises to be even more prolific than the last few years.

Art lovers, culture lovers or seasoned professionals, we've put together a list of the best fashion exhibitions to see ABSOLUTELY this year. We leave Tik tok and instagram aside, we take out our calendar and we hurry to book a moment of relaxation and discovery in our favorite museums.

From Paris to Tokyo, through London or New York, here are the best of them:

  • lGold, the golds of Yves Saint Laurent" at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris - until May 14, 2023

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Discover the most iconic creations of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, highlighting his love for art, architecture and cultures from around the world. The exhibition explores Yves Saint Laurent's favourite themes, such as Morocco, Russia and Orientalist cultures, through his haute couture collections and accessories.

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  • Forever Valentino' at Qatar Museum - until April 1, 2023

The Forever Valentino exhibition at Qatar Museums highlights the work of the famous Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani. It features a selection of more than 130 haute couture gowns created by Valentino over his 50+ year career. The exhibition also explores Valentino's influence on fashion and culture, as well as his legacy as one of the greatest couturiers of all time.

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  • Thierry Mugler: Couturissime at the Brooklyn Museum, New York: through May 7, 2023

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This exhibition is a celebration of the career of French fashion designer Thierry Mugler. It features over 140 multidisciplinary fashion pieces emblematic of Mugler's impact on fashion and culture. A true discovery of his most iconic women's silhouettes, through sculptural and futuristic designs each more incredible than the last.

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The Gianni Versace Retrospective exhibition presents the work of the famous Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. It is an invitation to discover this revolution and especially Versace's influence on pop culture and celebrities, as well as his legacy as one of the greatest couturiers of all time.

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  • PAUL KOOIKER: FASHION at FOAM - until February 12, 2023

The exhibition highlights Peter Kooiker 's provocative and subversive approach to fashion by presenting a selection of his most remarkable photographs. We discover his use of erotic, surreal and sometimes shocking images to explore themes of sexuality, beauty and identity. A redefinition of fashion through her anti-conventional and daring approach to fashion and gender stereotypes.

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  • Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse at NGV International Melbourne - until April 16, 2023

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Mind, Mythos, Muse showcases the work of renowned British fashion designer Alexander McQueen. It explores the themes that influenced his creativity through a selection of over 100 fashion pieces created throughout his career, as well as photographs, films and collectibles. A true discovery of McQueen's vision on fashion, culture and his collaborations with contemporary artists.

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  • Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams' at the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art - until May 28, 2023

After its success at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and having traveled the world from London to New York, the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams has taken up residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. A tribute to Dior's sincere and unique relationship with Japan, this retrospective showcases his iconic haute couture collections and his avant-garde approach to fashion. A unique opportunity to discover this friendship, consolidated by unique collaborations and mutual admiration, is reflected in precious unpublished archival documents.

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  • Azzedine Alaïa and Arthur Elgort, En liberté" at the Azzedine Alaïa Foundation in Paris - until August 20, 2023

Recently launched, the exhibition plunges us into the 1980s and compares the timeless photographs of the and the more confidential shots of the most iconic dresses ofAzzedine Alaïa byArthur Elgort.

Thirty black and white photographs with the original models of Azzedine Alaïa became cult, timeless and essential to the iconography of fashion designer. Two great designers who have helped shape the fashion of their time: an authentic revolution for fashion photography.

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  • "1997, Fashion Big Bang" at the Palais Galliera in Paris - from March 7 to July 16, 2023

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A return to the future in glamorous fashion for the Palais Galliera, which will host an exhibition on the year 1997: A memorable year for modern fashion.

This chronological journey offers us more than 50 silhouettes from the collections of the Palais Galliera, loans from museums, international collectors and fashion housesThe exhibition includes works by Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Raf Simons, Comme des Garçons, Martin Margiela, John Galliano, Hedi Slimane, and Stella McCartney. A pivotal year synonymous with fashion renewal, from the greatest catwalks to our wardrobes.

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  • IRIS VAN HERPEN at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris - from November 29, 2023 to April 28, 2024


After Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler and Elsa Schiaparellithe Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris is honoring Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, one of the most avant-garde figures of her generation. The MAD offers us a sensory and immersive exploration of the designer's universe, linking contemporary art, design, science and fashion.

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  • Karl Lagerfeld, A Line of Beauty" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York - May 5 to July 16, 2023

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Recently announced in the media, Karl Lagerfeld will be honored with a major retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2023 and his next Met Gala. Four years after his death, this major international retrospective will trace his career from the 1950s to his last collection in 2019. More than 200 pieces on display, between classics and unpublished works. Enough to make any art lover and especially his biggest fans shiver.

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  • Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto' at the V&A in London September 16, 2023 to February 25, 2024

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London (V&A) is organizing the first British exhibition dedicated to Gabrielle Chanel, tracing her career through her iconic creations. More than 180 models, clothes, jewels, accessories, cosmetics, perfumes... 60 years of total immersion through her pioneering vision of fashion, which paved the way for a new feminine elegance and continues to influence women even today.

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