ROM Textiles & Fashions

From prehistory through to the present day, textile production has been a fundamental part of human existence. ROM Textiles & Fashions presents the rich heritage of textiles and fashion from around the world, drawing on the ROM’s collection of 50,000 fragile and sensitive objects and our extensive curatorial expertise. Rotating exhibits of weaving, needlework, printed and archaeological textiles, and silks related stories that interweave cultures and societies and record intimate histories, politics and ingenious innovation.

ROM Textiles & Fashions explores the fascinating world of global textiles and fashions.

What's New

Category: Exhibition
Detail of Star Wars™ Gowns from Rodarte

Level 4, Roloff Beny Gallery
On display until January 24, 2016

See designer fashions from Rodarte's Fall / Winter 2014 Collection inspired by a galaxy far, far away...

Category: Blog Post
The ofrenda in all its glory with Arturo Estrada Hernández (left) and its creator Sergio Alejandro Hernández Martínez (right) in the ROM’s Roloff Beny Gallery on Level 4.

by Sascha Priewe and Chloë Sayer

Category: Event
Tehuana Group in Mexican Dress
Mark your calendar for this full-day symposium on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Mexican visual culture is immensely rich and varied. With its unique combination of pre-Conquest and European imagery, it continues to fascinate outsiders and to influence global trends.