Google Arts and Culture Launches Virtual Exhibition to Showcase 3,000 Years of Fashion


Technology giant Google’s Arts and Culture launched a new virtual exhibition. The project will showcase 3,000 years of the world’s fashion and style, the company said in a statement.

The world’s fashion exhibit uses Google’s technological skill in virtual reality. Further 360-degree video, Street View and ultra-high resolution “gigapixel” images. 40 backstage access venues through the Google Street View.

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The project ‘We wear culture’ is in collaboration with 183 renowned cultural institutions from around the world. Including India, and will let people explore furthermore the history of clothes dating as early as 3,000 years ago from the ancient Silk Road. To the courtly fashion of Versailles, to the unmatched stylish appearance of the Indian saree.

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The project also includes icons and trendsetters like Alexander McQueen, Cristobal Balenciaga, Audrey Hepburn, Christian Dior, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Yves Saint Laurent, Manolo Blahnik, Gianni Versace, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Balmain, Miyak, Issey among others and many more.

It also showcases designs from north-eastern India. Including the weaves of tribes such as the Nagas, Meitis and the traditional attire from Meghalaya called ‘Dhara’ or ‘Nara’ worn by the Khasi women.

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In addition, Fashion and textiles enthusiasts can explore over 400 online exhibitions and stories. Sharing a total of 50,000 photos, videos and other documents on world fashion. On the project’s website and through the Google Arts and Culture app on iOS and Android. Along with four VR experiences of iconic fashion pieces. Over 700 “gigapixel” images.