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Fashion Museum of Malaga, so many interesting outfits.

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Placard detailing who wore what..

 Malaga Fashion Museum:

A while back, Federico and l had visited the Auto museum here in the city of Malaga, which l wrote about here. It is actually a car and fashion museum. The owner, that very wealth man from Portugal, Joao Magalhaes, has a passion for both cars and haute couture. This is  a very smart move in my opinion. You gotta love one or the other. I happen to like both. While he drooled over the cars that l was not interested in, l spent a fair amount of time imagining myself in all these beautiful designer clothes, in a bigger size of course. :-)

Lovely dresses..

Lovely dresses..


Andy Warhol – the famous Campbell’s soup dress

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How l would have loved to be a flapper girl in the 20’s and 30’s. They just always looked like they had so much fun, save for the gangster boyfriends of course.

Some of the clothes are paired with cars belonging to the owners or the owner’s girlfriends etc. and they have little placards attached to them with a bit of history. They were written in both English and Spanish, which helped a lot as we did not spring for the cost of headphones. A lot of the dresses and hats belonged to both socialites like Wallis Simpson and Peggy Guggenheim, and celebrities like Eva Peron, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna and Ava Gardner.

I love this outfit.

I love this outfit.

I spotted a black dress that looked familiar, and upon reading the plaque, confirmed that it was a lovely black gown that l had seen on Naomi Campbell on the internet. There was also a variation of Madonna’s famous cone bra outfit that was also designed by Jean Paul Gauthier. It was right next to the car that she had used on one of her concert tours.

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Lots of vintage handbags and luggage.

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So many beautiful pill box hats. I think Audrey Hepburn herself would have loved these.


Bet that Chanel necklace is worth a pretty penny.

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The Naomi Campbell dress.

The Naomi Campbell dress.


The designers include Balmain, Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin and Channel and that perennial favorite, Louis Vuitton. This fashion museum is a place one could easily spend a few hours, like we did. The place is available, as are the cars for functions such as weddings. There is actually a chapel inspired by the Moulin Rouge. I think l could totally get into that, a 20’s flapper styled wedding.

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The wedding chapel that gets transformed into whatever you want for your event.

This was the only very disturbing display l saw, very bride of Chucky.

This was the only very disturbing display l saw, very bride of Chucky.

Emilio Pucci dress. That was his personal car too. The man rode in style.

The car collection is over 25 million Euros. I think it is a safe bet that the collection of fashion dresses, hats, and vintage luggage here, also runs into the millions. The crazy thing is, l don’t think this guy even lives in Spain! If this was my collection, you can bet l would have a penthouse view of it :-), and spend all day saying “my precious” :-) :-) :-)

This fashion museum to me, is a must see if you find yourself in Malaga. The entrance fee is a very reasonable €7.50 for general admission.

The address of the museum is :

Av de Sor Teresa Prat, 15, 29003 Málaga

Hours: 10AM – 7PM

Just ask for the old tobacco factory or the automobile museum and they’ll point you the right way.

Would you care for the fashion museum at all? for the dresses? or would it strictly be cars like Federico?