Portugal 1100 053
Tel: 351 21 888 6117
Concierge.com's insider take:
Lisbon's Design and Fashion Museum caused quite a splash when it moved from the Belém Cultural Center to its new premises in a former bank headquarters on the pedestrian Rua Augusta in Baixa in 2009. The raw space, known by its acronym MUDE (which means "change" in Portuguese), is an effective backdrop for the 1,000 design objects, including work by iconic figures such as Philippe Starck, Charles Eames, and Arne Jacobsen. Over 1,200 items of haute couture include the Jean Dessès gown Renée Zellweger wore to the 2001 Oscars, as well as work by fashion heavyweights Jean Paul Gaultier, Balenciaga, Vivienne Westwood, and Yves Saint Laurent. You'll find the permanent exhibit downstairs and temporary shows on the second floor, such as the Signed by Tenente, a creative curation of the space by Portugal's famed fashion designer José António Tenente. And to top it off, museum entry is free of charge.—Anja Mutić
Open Tuesdays through Thursdays 10 am to 8 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 10 pm, and Sundays 10 am to 8 pm.