Midis Bruxellois : Lace Exihibition
In October 2017, on its 40th anniversary, the Museum of Costume and Lace became the Fashion & Lace Museum, a new name aimed at strengthening the dialogue between fashion and history.
Originally, the Museum of the City of Brussels had a collection of Brussels lace which gave the city its lace-making reputation up until the 19th century. In 1977, the city decided to dedicate a museum to this collection in order to present the lace in context. Since then, the collections have continued to grow and now present an overview of Western European fashion from the 18th century to the present today.