The exhibition

“ENDYESTHAI”: To Dress. Towards a Costume Culture Museum
23 March - 23 May 2010, Benaki Museum - Pireos Street Annexe, Athens

The collection

The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation is organising a costume exhibition to be held at the Benaki Museum next spring (Mid March-Mid May 2010)
entitled: "Endyesthai: To Dress – Towards a Costume Culture Museum".
The scope of the exhibition is to display the Foundation’s important costume collection and to underline the necessity of creating a Costume Culture Museum in Greece.
The P.F.F. costume collection is no longer confined to Greek regional costume but is continually being enriched with fashion pieces. It remains the only organised collection of haute couture and prêt-à-porter in Greece. At present, the collection consists of 5,500 pieces and includes examples of work by Mariano Fortuny, Jeanne Lanvin, Christian Dior, Issey Miyake, Paul Poiret, Paco Rabanne and others, as well as internationally-known Greek designers such as Yannis Evangelidis, Jean Dessès, James Galanos, Dimis Kritsas, George Stavropoulos, Yannis Tseklenis and Sophia Kokosalaki.
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The conference is organized with the support
of the TEXMEDIN Project

Project cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund
Hospitality Sponsor


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Organised by

Hellenic Costume Society

Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

Benaki Museum

Harokopion University