October 08, 2014

Dresses of Queen Marie Jose on display in Istanbul

The daughter of the King of Belgium, Queen Marie José was a style icon of her time. In 1930 she married Italian Crown Prince Umberto, and became an icon of elegance within a world of art and music. Her clothes were produced by haute-couture houses of Italy. To display her clothes represents not only the beauty of the era and her throne, but also the power of appearance as a tool within acting as Queen. An exhibition in Istanbul is featuring a selection of the Queen's mantles and evening dresses made in silk, satin and velvet and embroidered with gold and silver threads.

The exhibition, called "A Timeless Taste: A Royal Wardrobe" bears witness to the power of appearance in this period when Europe experienced political turmoil. The wardrobe will be presented alongside photographs and objects and you will be immersed in the life of a Belgian turned Italian Queen. 


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