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Paris Gets Its First Permanent Fashion Museum

Chanel - As the capital of fashion, the City of Paris is opening a new gallery to house the permanent collections at Palais Galliera. Exhibition rooms are to be created in the Palais's basement area, with the support of the City of Paris and the exclusive sponsorship of Chanel. These new spaces will be devoted to the history of fashion from the 18th century to the present day, and the museum's permanent collections, which comprise some 200,000 garments, accessories and documents.

The new gallery is slated to open late 2019 and will be named Salles Gabrielle Chanel, The Gabrielle Chanel Rooms.

"I would like to thank the House of Chanel for its valued support of the Palais Galliera. Thanks to this prestigious sponsorship, our capital will soon have the first permanent fashion museum in France. The City of Paris is proud to be able to open this exceptional space to Parisians and visitors from all over the world," says Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris.

"The House of Chanel is delighted to promote Paris (...) and in particular to support the Palais Galliera by making its exceptional collections accessible to all in new, permanent spaces (...) This initiative represents a lasting commitment to creation and to the strength of Paris, which are at the heart of Chanel’s business. Supporting an institution like the Palais Galliera is part of our mission to bring fashion history to life," says Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Chanel Fashion.

"Thanks to the valuable support of the House of Chanel, the history of fashion, the excellency of French Haute Couture, the savoir-faire and creativity will now have a prestigious place in these new rooms that Palais Galliera will proudly inaugurate in 2019," says Olivier Saillard, Director of Palais Galliera.

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