Exhibition «TO DRESS, Towards a Costume Culture Museum»
Collaboration of the Evagoras and Kathleen Lanitis Foundation with the Peloponnesian Folkloric Foundation of Nafplio
Evagoras Lanitis Center, Limassol
12 December 2007 – 27 January 2008
The Evagoras and Kathleen Lanitis Foundation in collaboration with the Peloponnesian Folkloric Foundation of Nafplio organise and present a unique exhibition entitled «TO DRESS, Towards a Costume Culture Museum».
This exhibition is mainly based on the apparel collection of the Peloponnese Folkloric Foundation of Nafplio. It consists of museum pieces of clothing from the 18th to the 21st century, which cover the whole evolution period of costumes and fashion in Europe, thus outlining its distinct dress code. Moreover, masterpieces are also being presented by modern Greek designers such as Yannis Evangelidis, Jean Desses and James Galanos and designers of worldwide status, like Lanvin, Dior, J. P. Gaultier, John Galliano and others…
One part of the exhibition is dedicated to Cypriot designers who, through their creativity have imposed their name locally but also internationally on fashion scene in recent years. In fact, there will be pieces presented by Hussein Chalayan, Kika Ioannidou, Helena Strogyliotou, Erotokritos, Pantelis Mitsou, Ioanna Louka, Ramona Filip and Natar & Yastrobnik.
The inauguration of the exhibition will be hosted by Mrs Fotini Papadopoulou, spouse of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, at the Evagoras Lanitis Center, in Limassol, on the 12th December 2007, at 7.30 p.m. The exhibition will run until the 27th January 2008.
The exhibition was sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture and Marfin Popular Bank
Communications sponsor: Harper’s Bazzar
Supporters: Kanika Hotel, Aegean Airlines, Inprima and Artvision