Monday, September 19, 2011

Fashion from the Renaissance Era

The Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid is currently housing El esplendor del Renacimiento (Renaissance Splendor), a exhibition which shows off a collection of 30 elegant outfits dating from the Renaissance period, including coronation gowns and a dress featuring a pattern designed by Leonardo da Vinci. The pieces on display contain very sophisticated examples of fine needle and brocade work as well as intricate goldthread weaves and embroidery. You can see the exhibtion until 30th September and the Italian Cultural Institute is located at Calle Mayor 86, just around the corner from the Palace and cathedral, nearest metro Ópera. 

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