Patterns of Magnificence: Tradition and Reinvention in Greek Women’s Costume

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Sumptuous Greek gowns, fabrics and jewellery take centre stage at this show at London’s Hellenic Centre. Featuring over 40 pieces from the 18th to early 20th century, this is an insight into how classical Greek and Western design has interacted over the last 200 years. Alongside some intricate brocaded and embroidered pieces are the court dresses of Amalia of Oldenburg, first Queen of the independent Greek state – and her successor (and George I’s consort) Olga. A lecture series running alongside the show shines more light on the collection (see website for details).

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