Opened in March 2004 in Ciudad Universitaria, a 20-minute subway ride from the center, this museum displays more than 500 costumes, even frocks from the 1700s, along with bullfighters' "suits of light." Spanish folk dress is highlighted as well, along with Chanel designs and a 1967 metal dress made by designer Paco Rabanne. Movie scenes show fashions, including Bogie's Casablanca and Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy as she appeared in Funny Face. Attracting the most attention is Marilyn Monroe in a subway-blown William Travilla dress in The Seven Year Itch. Some exhibits are hands-on -- you can try on a corset or the frame of a hoop skirt, say, or even check out your derrière in a bustle. On-site is an excellent Basque restaurant, Bokado. Ever had gazpacho made with watermelon and lobster?
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