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When the celebrated Fashion Museum (Museo de la Moda) opened its doors in 2007, it attracted the "glitterati" with its array of famous garments. Among the 10,000 pieces on display are Madonna's "cone bra," John Lennon's military jacket and a strapless gown once worn by Princess Diana. But there's plenty more to capture your attention. Occupying the 1962 home of Jorge Yarur Bascuñán, the son of one of Chile's famed textile moguls, the privately owned museum also features a variety of collectibles, such as an original 1958 Ford Thunderbird.

While some recent visitors note that stark contrast between museum's 1960s-era style modernist style and the varied collection of memorabilia — which spans four centuries — most cite a pleasant experience overall. "There were some special outfits worn by famous people including Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Princess Diana and Madonna […] we didn't understand the museum but somehow we did quite like it," noted one TripAdvisor user.

The Fashion Museum welcomes visitors Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. Regular admission costs 3,500 CLP (about $6.50 USD); students and seniors can enter for 2,000 CLP (approximately $3.50 USD). Guided tours are available free of charge; if you're traveling with a group, reserving a tour in advance is recommended. If hunger strikes during your visit, you can grab a light bite at the on-site cafe, El Garage. You'll find the Fashion Museum in the Vitacura neighborhood near the Escuela Militar (Military Academy) metro station on Line 1. For more information, visit the museum's website

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