Hong Kong Palace Museum to showcase historical French fashion exhibition in June

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10th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM) has announced its upcoming exhibition titled “The Adorned Body,” which will feature a stunning collection of over 300 pieces of French costume, jewellery, and accessories from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries. The exhibition, scheduled to run from 26th June to 14th October, aims to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and France. It will be hosted by the HKPM, marking the first time the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris will display its comprehensive collection of historical French fashion in Asia.

“The Adorned Body” will explore the rich history of men’s and women’s fashions in France from 1770 to 1910 through five thematic sections. The exhibition aims to spark visitors’ interest in the evolution of French fashion over time and its profound impact on global fashion, textile, and design.

Christine Macel, director of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, described the exhibition as a celebration of the enduring ties between China and France. She expressed excitement over presenting the exceptional collection of costumes, accessories, and jewellery to the Hong Kong public for the first time. The exhibition will serve as a platform to showcase the flagship pieces of the museum’s collection.

The exhibition is part of a series of events held at the West Kowloon Cultural District this year to commemorate the diplomatic relations between China and France. It offers a unique opportunity for visitors to virtually experience trying on clothes, accessories, and jewellery, along with workshops and lectures on French fashion.

Tickets to “The Adorned Body” exhibition are priced at HK$150 for adults, with concession tickets available at HK$75. Additionally, ticket holders will have access to other exhibitions at the Palace Museum during their visit.