Beyond Dress Codes demonstrates that traditional Greek costume should not be regarded as the antiquated contents of museum showcases, but instead a creation of timeless interest that continues to serve as a source of inspiration.
The exhibition presents colored drawings of traditional Greek dress and headdresses from all over Greece by sketch artist Gisis Papageorgiou, which constitute the most extensive and possibly most complete inventory of traditional Greek dress to date.
In an attempt to create a “dialogue” between traditional Greek dress and contemporary fashion, creations by Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano will be on show, as well as by other distinguished Greek fashion designers such as Angelos Bratis, Dimitris Dassios, Deux Hommes, Yiorgos Eleftheriades, Ioannis Guia, Sofia Kokosalaki, Thanos Kyriakides, Mastori*Motwary, MiRo, Orsalia Parthenis.
Curator of the exhibition: Lydia Kamitsis, fashion historian
Filmed/Edited: Filep Motwary
Founded/Supported: Hellenic American Union