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April 21st – December 15th 2021

The Museum Tidens Samling’s new special exhibition of 2020 Dressed for the Greatest of Occasions gives insight into the society fashion from the beginning of the 20th century to present time. Lasse Spangenberg’s unique and marvellous creations are featured along with a selection of an entire century of Danish society fashion.

The Funen designer and costumier Lasse Spangenberg fully grasps the intricacies of expressing beauty through evening and wedding gowns. For more than 15 years, his name has been linked to the highest quality, and he has designed dresses for the Danish Royal family among others. Throughout his career, Lasse Spangenberg has been inspired by the meticulous tailoring and elegance of earlier times. He is a powerful “voice” in the Danish evening fashion’s present and future.

Tidens Samling has the largest private collection of everyday items from the 20th century, containing among other things hundreds of beautiful, extravagant, stylish evening gowns and gentlemen’s formal wear, and that deserves to be put on display. Fashion designer Lasse Spangenberg and Museum Director Cæcilie Ning Hage have – with a sense of elegance, fashion and historical trends – carefully selected the most interesting and time typical evening clothing for this special exhibition.

Danish fashion has changed significantly throughout the century. In the special exhibition, the museum’s visitors can walk through the society life of the decades and experience the evolution from the Charleston parties of the roaring 20’s to the elegance of the 30’s and 40’s and the colourful cocktail parties of the 60’s. The special exhibition shows how the fashion and society clothing have changed and reflects the trends of earlier times connecting the past and the present.

Tidens Samling’s special exhibition Dressed for the Greatest of Occasions was created in collaboration with fashion designer Lasse Spangenberg and support from Manufakturhandlerforeningen i Kjøbenhavns Almene Fond and A. P. Møller and Wife Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal.

Read about the permanent exhibition.