Museo del Tessile e dell’Abbigliamento Elena Aldobrandini

Museo del Tessile e dell’Abbigliamento Elena Aldobrandini information

Location
Naples , Italy
Address
Piazzetta Mondragone 18
Fondazione Mondragone Napoli
Telephone
+390 81 497 61 04
Getting there
Tram: Centrale to Corso Vittorio Emanuele
More information
www.fondazionemondragone.it
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
9.30am-6pm Mon-Fri
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Despite the lack of information accompanying the exhibitions, this petite textile and fashion museum is a gem. Swoon over a beautiful selection of mid-20th-century gowns, including creations by late Neapolitan fashion great Emilio Schuberth, dubbed 'tailor of the stars' and mentor to Valentino. Capri's equally famous designer Livio De Simone is also showcased, alongside vintage millinery, gloves, ecclesiastical garb and reproductions of 16th and 17th-century garments.

One of the more unusual exhibits features reproductions of the fashion worn in painter Diego Velázquez's 17th-century masterpiece Las Meninas (The Maids of Honour). The museum is tucked away inside the Fondazione Mondragone, established as a 'retreat for noble matrons and virgins' in the mid-17th century.