The City of Light and Love has long been a magnet for fashionphiles with a long and lauded history of the art of wearables. However it has thus far never had a permanent space dedicated entirely to fashion - until now.

Considered by many as the unofficial fashion destination of Paris, the Palais Galliera has announced it will open the Gabrielle Chanel Rooms in 2019, a permanent dedication to fashion, made possible by sponsorship from Chanel.

Paris to open its first museum dedicated to fashion

In a statement, the French fashion house described, "These new spaces will be devoted to the history of fashion from the 18th century to the present day, and the museum's permanent collections, which comprise some 200,000 garments, accessories and documents."

"I would like to thank the house of Chanel for its valued support of the Palais Galliera," said the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. "Thanks to this prestigious sponsorship, our capital will soon have the first permanent fashion museum in France. The city of Paris is proud to be able to open this exceptional space to Parisians and visitors from all over the world."

Paris to open its first museum dedicated to fashion