Palazzo Pitti - Museo della Moda e del Costume
Italy’s only museum dedicated entirely to the history of fashion, it is home to more than six thousand pieces. The museum occupies a number of rooms in the Palazzina della Meridiana in the Boboli Gardens. Built by Gaspare Maria Paoletti for Peter Leopold of Lorraine in 1776, it was the favourite palace of the Lorraine, Bonaparte and Savoy dynasties. Opened in 1983, the museum contains the funeral clothes of Cosimo I de’ Medici and his wife Eleonore of Toledo, Renaissance and Neo-Classical clothes, and those of modern designers.