This Museum of Fashion and Textiles contains some 16,000 costumes, 35,000 fashion accessories, and 30,000 pieces of textile, which together total over 81,000 works that trace the history of costume from innovations in textiles in the 7th century to the costume of the present day. These collections are regularly enriched by generous gifts made by private donors, designers or manufacturers, making this museum rivals with some of the other largest collections in the world. Apart from its historical pieces, the Musée de la Mode et du Textile also has collections of work from great designers such as Paul Poiret, Madeleine Vionnet, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Christian Dior in the fashion field, and for textiles, Raoul Dufy, Sonia Delaunay or the embroiderer Rébé, to name just a few.
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