Fashion History Museum

Founded in 2004, the Fashion History Museum received its charitable status in March 2009. Over 8,000 fashion-related artifacts from hats to shoes, dating from the 17th century to the present, and representing designers from around the world, from Adrian to Zandra Rhodes. 

The collection of over 8,000 garments and accessories is currently housed in Cambridge, Ontario. Alongside historical dress, the museum is building a contemporary Canadian designer collection as well as a comprehensive library and archives of fashion related publications and documents.

Even without a permanent home, there is plenty happening behind the scenes at the Fashion History Museum. We are creating traveling exhibitions, developing research projects, and partnering with other institutions to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of fashion history. Artifacts from the museum collection have been on display around the world, from Hong Kong to Bahrain.


Type: Specialized Collection | Library