The Museum of Historical Costume

Preparations and the opening exhibition in Piła – PHOTO and VIDEO relation

The opening  exhibition “Belle epoque. Women’s fashion 1871-1914” took place on 27 September at the Regional Museum in Piła.

The guests were welcomed by the Museum Director Ziemowit Niedźwiecki. Among the guests there were: Grażyna Brzezińska – Deputy Director of the Department of Culture of the Marshal’s Office of Wielkopolska Voivodeship, Maria Bochan – Chairwoman of the Society of Friends of the City of Piła and Karolina Smęda-Drzycimska from the International Image Academy.

The exhibition presents 19 original historical women’s dresses from the 1870s to the second decade of the 20th century. The guests of the vernissage were particularly interested in a set consisting of two silk dresses from 1893 in pink and blue colors and a two-sided pink and blue cape. The dresses belonged to the wedding trip of Mrs L. Gibson, spouse of Arthur, residing at 12 Pembridge Place, Bayswater in London. The original card with the date of the wedding on June 29, 1893 has been preserved on the pink dress. The guests  also loved the mourning and wedding dresses, four of which can be seen at the exhibition, the oldest from 1879 preserved the original wreath – a crown of wax orange flowers, the newest dress comes from France in 1916. Among the other exhibits there are silk formal and ball costumes, all equally beautiful and unique.

The exhibition can be visited until December 10, 2018. We cordially invite you.


The preparations for the exhibition and the vernissage itself enjoyed the interest of local and national media. The invitation to the exhibition was broadcast on TVP – Polish public broadcaster in the Teleexpress program , as well as on ASTA TV. We were visited by representatives of the local press and editors of news websites from Piła. Thank you for  successful cooperation.