"High-lights in jewelry and couture" at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

This evening I visited the opening of the exhibition "Highlights in jewelry and couture" at the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum in the center of Athens, near the Acropolis.
Impressive pieces of jewelry and couture can be seen at this museum until the 28th of December. Myrto Chatzaki is the curator of this exhibition.




"This exhibition draws on the unique collections of two specialized decorative arts museums that share a common focus on the applied arts of the 20th century and the world of fashion. Selected highlights, the best of the permanent collections of the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum and the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation are thus brought together in an exhibition structured as a visual dialogue between jewelry and couture - two distinct but interrelated facets of the world of design.
Jewels from 50 collections created by Ilias Lalaounis and the Lalaounis house between 1947 and 2008 are presented alongside selected highlights from the extensive costume collections of the PFF dating from the 19th century to the present. Through a display that addresses fashion as evidence of material culture, the exhibition challenges distinctions between high art and low art, elitist and mass culture, the contemporary and ‘the classic’ as well as between ‘eastern’ and ‘western’ forms and styles." (Source: http://www.lalaounis-jewelrymuseum.gr/)

A first impression of the exhibition:
Dress by Sophia Kokosalaki and the necklace is designed by Ilias Lalaounis for Sophia

Gown by Yannis Evangelides - Jean Paul Gaultier with necklace from the Silver Frolics Collection - Costas Faliakos
"High-lights in jewelry and couture" at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum "High-lights in jewelry and couture" at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum Reviewed by Patricia Munster on 2:16:00 PM Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. Ahh...beautiful! My two favorite things fashion and visiting museums!

    Samantha
    Mus(eum)ings: Musings from a Museum Intern
    http://museuminternmusings.blogspot.com

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