June 22, 2017

Frivolité, at the Euskal Museoa of Bilbao

A walk through the French court taste of the 18th century

Next Saturday June 24th, the Basque Museum of Bilbao presents the exhibition Frivolité. The display comes to Bilbao from San Sebastian’s San Telmo Museum collection. It showcases the attire of the French court of the 18th century in France, a high society marked by the refined and excessive taste of that period.

The exhibition gathers over 40 pieces between dresses, coats and other garments, and accessories like purses and fans. All accompanied by other objects such as magazines and picture cards. During its run on the San Telmo Museum, an interesting short film was presented about the restoration process of the pieces.

The inauguration takes place tomorrow (June 23rd).

Learn more at  http://www.euskal-museoa.eus/es/erakusketak/xehetasunak/66/frivolite-indumentaria-del-siglo-xviii-coleccion-del-museo-san-telmo