Fashion Museum of Naples

The Fashion Museum of Naples

The Naples Fashion Museum also known as the Elena Aldobrandini Textile and Clothing Museum - Mondragone Foundation is a public museum of regional interest located in the Spanish Quarters in Naples.

The Museum of Fashion in Naples is dedicated to the founder of the institution, the noblewoman Elena Aldobrandini (1589 - 1663), an integral and substantial part of the Mondragone Foundation. Seat of the Women's Fashion Polo of the Campania Region, it traces the History of Fashion described, over a long period of time, from the eighteenth century to the present day . The clothes on display retrace the transformations, some gradual, others radical, which have characterized the way a woman dressed up and the practices linked to the presentation of herself and the result of her dressing. The museum itinerary therefore historically follows the struggle for the emancipation of women who from a simple emblem of beauty, in a distant time, today, becomes the undisputed protagonist of her life and architect of her destiny.

The Naples Fashion Museum fills a void in Naples , in a city that over time based part of its economy on the processing of noble textile fibers and on the production of precious embroideries, but also on artisan tailoring, still appreciated today in the world.

The Fashion Museum owns, within the permanent collection, clothes from the Sarli Collection, the Livio De Simone Collection and the Tullia Passerini Gargiulo Collection as well as incredible accessories and ancient, modern and contemporary fabrics, frontals and sacred vestments, embroidery, lace and Sacred furnishings , all incredibly beautiful garments that reflect the great tradition of ancient and contemporary textile art and the sartorial tradition of Campania.


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Piazzetta Mondragone, 18
80132 Naples


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