Paris of the North
NK’s French Couture Atelier 1902–1966
Nordiska museet, Stockholm, SE
17.09.2021 – 18.09.2022

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A historical treasure trove on show for the first time

Timeless elegance, exquisite craftsmanship and tailor-made dreams. This fashion exhibition transports you to the golden age of haute couture and the northernmost outpost of Paris fashion – the French Couture Atelier at the NK department store in Stockholm. 

The pearl grey salon was the most glamorous arena in Stockholm for the masterpieces of haute couture and the leading atelier in the Nordic countries from the turn of the last century to the 1960s. This was where exquisitely crafted tailor-made creations were made that serve as inspiration to this day.

A historical treasure trove on show for the first time

Nordiska museet owns the largest collection of costumes and fashion in Sweden. Most of the objects and photographs in this unique exhibition on NK’s French Couture Atelier are shown for the first time. The exhibition is primarily based on the extensive NK archives, which has been kept at Nordiska museet since the 1970s. They include tailor-made garments, documentation, logbooks and photographs of fashion shows and the operations.

Included in the exhibition are about fifty garments that have been borrowed from the public and other museums. Via an appeal in collaboration with NK and Bukowskis auction rooms during autumn 2019, Nordiska museet were able to source new garments and hitherto unknown stories.

More information:

Nordiska museet
P.O. Box 27820
SE-115 93 Stockholm, SE


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