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Brides. Tradition and fashion in Greece at Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum (Peiraios Street Annexe) presents until May 25, 2014 the exhibition Brides: Tradition and fashion in Greece which includes a large array of clothing from the collections of the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation.

Traditional Greek dress of the 19th century and European fashion are on display, as Brides is an exhibition that includes wedding dresses which date from the end of the 19th century until the dawn of the 21st century. It showcases the variety of shapes and decorative motifs in bridal wear of that period, and through this variety, the particular social and experiential function of the wedding dress.

From elegant and ornate wedding dresses at the close of the 19th century to the avant-garde creations of modern designers and eccentric appearances of brides in the 21st century, the creation of wedding apparel goes hand-in-hand with fashion trends in a very particular way, oftentimes drawing its inspiration from the shapes of the past or forecasting future fashion trends.

The exhibition, curated by Ioanna Papantoniou, is part of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and the material it presents has been collected mainly from donations, and it is a tribute to the Foundation’s donors.

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Brides. Tradition and fashion in Greece at Benaki Museum

23/01/2014 - 25/05/2014

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Dates: 23/01/2014 – 25/05/2014. Place: Athens. Venue: Benaki Museum (Peiraios Street Annexe), 138, Peiraios & Andronikou Sts. Op. H.: Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00 Friday, Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00

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