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Museum of Fashion featured in the New York Times

The American newspaper chose Santiago as the main city to visit in 2011, and among its attractions is the Museum of Fashion as "the most remarkable cultural space that has opened in recent years.

The 41 Places to Go in 201

Published: January 7, 201

1. Santiago, Chile Undaunted by an earthquake, a city embraces modern culture.

Less than a year after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc in Chile, its capital, Santiago, has largely recovered, the economy continues to grow, and tourism is in an upswing.

Perhaps the most remarkable cultural space to open in the last few years is the Museo de la Moda, a privately financed fashion museum inside a revamped 1960s Modernist mansion. It has a permanent collection of nearly 10,000 pieces of couture and memorabilia (of which 800 are typically on display), including a light-blue jacket worn in 1966 by John Lennon and a black strapless gown worn in 1981 by Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Museum of Fashion acquires John Lennon’s famous military jacket.

The memory of John Lennon emerges again in the cultural scene, after the Museum of Fashion managed to acquire the legendary military jacket. The jacket is composed of a light blue neck and sleeves while the rest of the details, mainly buttons and laces, are golden, simulating a military uniform. The garment was part of the largest auction ever made of either the English singer or The Beatles, and took place at the headquarters of Julien's Auctions, in Beverly Hills. "This acquisition is very important to the Museum of Fashion because not only is it the possession of someone famous, but that in itself reflects the culture of a time when rock became popular, establishing through its clothing and haircuts, a rebellion with the established norms," said Jorge Yarur, owner of the Museum of Fashion.

The Museum of Fashion acquired the jacket and gloves used in the movie "Terminator"

he Museum of Fashion acquired the legendary black leather jacket and a glove of the same material used by the actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator."

Both the jacket and the glove acquired were used by Schwarzenegger in "Terminator" in 1984, directed by James Cameron, and marked a milestone in the 80's popular culture.

In the film, both items can be seen to be worn simultaneously by Schwarzenegger, towards the end of the film, in the midst of the most memorable chase scenes in the film.

The jacket and the glove have not yet reached the country, but are expected to arrive within the next few weeks, especially since they were purchased to form part of the upgrade of the exhibition "Return to the 80’s" currently on display at the Museum of Fashion.

orge Yarur, President and Founder of the Museum of Fashion, said that "for us it is important to have this piece, because beyond having been present in the film, it reveals a trend that was begun to be placed on the big screen in the mid 80's, and which shows concern for the rebellion of machines and computers."