Beyond Dress Codes in Paris

May 15, 2013 - May 31, 2013

Following the great success in Athens, Thessaloniki and Cyprus, the thematic exhibition of colored drawings of traditional costumes by Gisis Papageorgiou, framed with creations by contemporary fashion designers, travels to Paris...

Beyond Dress Codes in Paris

The Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Cyprus to UNESCO in collaboration with the Hellenic American Union and the Cyprus Fashion Designers Association present at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris the exhibition “Beyond Dress Codes: Fashion Between Tradition and Modernity”.
The exhibition, curated by fashion historian Lydia Kamitsis, illustrates a progressive dialogue between Greek traditional costumes and contemporary fashion. The initial launch of the exhibition in 2010 at the Hellenic American Union Galleries in Athens and later at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, presented 100 coloured drawings of Greek traditional costumes by the Greek illustrator Gisis Papageorgiou along with costumes of well-known Fashion Designers from Greece and abroad. The exhibition was presented in Cyprus in 2012 on the occasion of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union and was enriched by G. Papageorgiou with 40 additional drawings of Cypriot traditional costumes, as well as creations of 17 contemporary Cypriot fashion designers who were inspired by the Cypriot traditional costume and Cypriot folk art. This “Cypriot component” of the exhibition, travels in Paris to be presented at UNESCO Headquarters.

For more information visit UNESCO events' webpage


Artist Gisis Papageorgiou
Organizer Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Cyprus to UNESCO, Cyprus Fashion Designers Association, Hellenic American Union
Venue UNESCO Headquarters (Salle des Actes, 7, place de Fontenoy, Paris, France)
Start Date 15/05/2013
End Date 31/05/2013
Type Exhibition
Participants Erotokritos, Ch. Meletiou, Avraam, An. Chambi, B. Christofi, E. Gircalli, M. Gregoriades, Af. Hera, K. Ioannidou, F. Lamnissos, J. Louca, M. Nicolaidou, P. Panteli, T. Patsalidou, Ch. Pitsillidou, D. Schabel, Lana Sevas, El. Strongyliou, T. Stylianou
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2016/02/09 - 13:28:45



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