Every year, on 24 June, The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse is celebrated worldwide. To mark the occasion, we invite you to join us at 1 Belgrave Square for the opening of an exhibition of vintage Romanian blouses from the collection of violist Marie-Jeanne Mai-Antal. Comprising no fewer than 30 exquisite garments that will be on display in our Brâncuși Gallery, the exhibition is preceded by a picnic in Hyde Park.
From British-born Queen Marie of Romania to painter Henri Matisse or fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent, numerous celebrities across the globe have fallen for the charms of the Romanian blouse. With its vivid colours and intricate adornments, this traditional garment (in Romanian “IE”) is much more than a simple sartorial marvel or a historical relic; it is a language in itself, and one that has entered the mainstream of international couture.
The event is organised in collaboration with the Romanian Embassy and Romanian Women in UK.
When: Sunday 23 June 2019, between 6:30 -8:30pm. Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH.