There was a time when Brussels supplied its exquisitely sophisticated lace to royal courts and nobility throughout Europe. To preserve and explore the legacy of Belgian lace-making and textile industry, the Belgian Costume and Lace Museum was founded in 1977 in Brussels. The original collection consisted of clergy robes and Brussels lace from the holdings of the Museum of the City of Brussels; it has grown over the years and today the permanent exhibition features clothes originally worn by people of different social layers in different times, historical and contemporary lace, a collection of embroidery and various original accessories. The museum regularly hosts themed exhibitions dedicated to the history of fashion and clothes.
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