No matter how well informed I may think I am, reality has a habit of whispering a few words in my ear by way of correction. I am quite grieved that for some reason this exhibition came under my radar and I didn't find out about it until the day it had finished.
It was the largest and most splendid show of Greek traditional dress ever to have been seen in London with over forty superb costumes from the 18th to the early 20th century.
What is important about many of these dresses is that they were sometimes worn until the fourth generation - that is by great-grandmother, grandmother, mother and daughter. So all that painstaking and precious stitching had great meaning and purpose. This is slow fashion - as opposed to the fast fashion of today and I idly speculate about how that changes all the dimensions of how we consider the investment of time in our garments.
There is a lovely pdf catalogue of this exhibition which you can download by clicking here.