Ever since Alexander McQueen's Met Exhibit shattered records, more and more museums have been opening their hallowed halls to display clothing--not art. And, according to Forbes, the payoff is great--both for the designer and the museum.
"Museums have discovered the magic formula for making the exclusive world of high fashion accessible to everybody for the price of an entry ticket, seen through the lens of art," Forbes' Cecilia Rodriguez writes. Museums are making bank on their newfound interest in fashion (thank the red carpet and fashion on TV for drawing the masses)--and we're loving every minute of it.
So, since summer is the perfect time to take refuge in a very well air-conditioned museum, we've complied a list of 44 (yes, 44!) fashion exhibits open around the world that you should check out this season.
From bolo ties to ball gowns, there is something for every kind of fashion lover. Click through to see our list.