Dialogues That Take Place in History Between Art, Fashion and Heritage


A unique exhibition in a unique location. The Liria Palace opens so that we can discover one of the most beautiful dialogues that take place in history between art, fashion and heritage.
A journey through two centuries of beauty that confronts some of the most beautiful Haute Couture pieces created by Charles Frederick Worth, Louise Chéruit, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Flora Villareal or Enmanuel Hungaro, with the genius of artists such as Federico de Madrazo, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Joaquín Sorolla or Ignacio Zuloaga.

Curated by Lorenzo Caprile and Eloy Martínez de la Pera, the exhibition aims to highlight Casa de Alba's close relationship with the fashion world, both as customers and as sponsors, in a chronological framework that spans from the 19th century to the present.

A story told by fundamental characters such as Empress Eugenia de Montijo, with her dresses from the Château de Compiègne, the first major universal influencer, and her close relationship with the creator of haute couture Charles Frederick Worth; 'dandism' and men's fashion through uniforms, royal clothing and gala attire with Duke Jacobo as the main protagonist; and the Duchess Cayetana as a reference for “the Spanish” in fashion through great couturiers such as Balenciaga, Pertegaz, Dior, or Villor Real.

An unrepeatable exhibition, and therefore also unforgettable, that seeks to make us feel that if painting is indebted to fashion, it owes to painting its permanence over time.