Greek Glamour and Style- Historic Hellenic Jewelry and Vintage Haute Couture-The Opening night at the Ilias Lalaounis Museum

Acropolis photographed by Elias Politis

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It was a great evening!!!! The opening night of the  “Historic Jewelry and Haute Couture ” exhibition was brilliant… loads of beautiful artistic jewelry, amazing vintage dresses and a whole lot of fun. Although, we are living difficult times.. we felt there is more to Greece, today, than debts, corruption and austerity measures.  When everything seems hopeless… we need some glamour, style and… hope! In the exhibition we saw, one more time, what Greek entrepreneurs can do and how they can conquer the world with class. The Museum is filled with impressive jewelry that was loved all around the globe.  And… a glass of wine toward the end of the evening  with friends at the rooftop terrace of the Museum under the Acropolis…  Yeah !!! Some times Greece can be  Magical!!!

Ancient Style Ilias Lalaounis necklace and ring
Ancient Style Ilias Lalaounis necklace and ring
Kokosalaki wedding dress
Gold bracelets Kokosalaki  Ilias Lalaounis
Gold bracelets by Sofia Kokosalaki and Ilias Lalaounis

Ilias Lalaounis: A Greek Success Story

Ilias Lalaounis was born in 1920 in a Greek family of goldsmiths. He studied law and economics but decided to join the family business, Zolotas in 1940. He took over the running of the company during the first world war while taking drawing lessons. In 1957 at the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, he exhibited his gold pieces inspired by ancient Greek ones for the first time. All throughout his life, archaeological Greek revival would be his preferred style and manually hammered gold his preferred technique. In 1969, Lalaounis decided to set up his own business separate from his family. Lalaounis has received many prizes for his art with the out most important being that of the French Academy of Fine Arts in 1990, as the only jeweller ever to be elected as its member. Today the company and his museum are run by his four daughters.

Gold lace necklace by Ilias Lalaounis
Gold lace necklace by Ilias Lalaounis
Ioanna Lalaounis and Alexandra Skaltsogianni
Ilias Lalaounis gold feather necklace
Vintage Haute Couture and Jewelry at the Ilias Lalaounis Museum
Ilias Lalaounis gold bracelets
Vintage Haute couture and historic jewelry
Ilias Lalaounis gold earrings
Tseklenis 1970s Vintage dresses
Ilias Lalaounis Museum
Haute Couture and Jewelry at the Ilias Lalaounis Museum
Aikaterini Lalaouni
Ilias Lalaounis Museum
Αλεξάνδρα Σκαλτσογιάννη με φόρεμα Gaultier δίπλα στα εκκεντρικά κολιέ της συλλογής Λαλαούνη
Eccentric gold Jewelry at the Ilias Lalaounis Museum
Laoura Lalaouni-Macropoulou
Gold Artistic Jewelry at the Ilias Lalaounis Museum
Nina Trendsurvivor Papaioannou in a brown Alaia top and skirt at the Ilias Lalaounis Museum
Gold traditional Jewelry at the Ilias Lalaounis Museum

 

Greek Hospitality under the Acropolis

Aikaterini Lalaouni with her mother
Cocktail Party at the Ilias Lalaounis Museum… breathtaking view of Acropolis
Aggeliki Kaskanidou and Laoura Macropoulou-Lalaouni
Eugenia Larsinou with her mother Katerina Kefala
Greek designer Vlassis Holevas and his wife Anna
Maria Vigopoulou … I love her Balenciaga bag!!!
Tasos Goulas with his wife Eleni Antoniadou
Lila Douka and Stauros Bonicos
Ilias Lalaounis with his granddaughter and Aikaterini Lalaouni with her friends Photo by Dimitris Panoulis , Newpaper Adesmeytos Tipos ( Πέγκυ Καλογιαννοπούλου )
Ilias Lalaounis with his granddaughter and Aikaterini Lalaouni with her friends Photo by Dimitris Panoulis , Newpaper Adesmeytos Tipos ( Πέγκυ Καλογιαννοπούλου )

 Queens of Fashion, Countries, Music and Style love Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry

Queen Sofia with kids wearing Ilias Lalaounis jewelry
Queen Sofia wearing Ilias Lalaounis jewelry
Elizabeth Taylor wearing Ilias Lalounis Gold jewelry
Elizabeth Taylor wearing Ilias Lalounis Gold jewelry
Kaily Minogue, celebrity wearing Ilias Lalaounis Greek Jewelry
Kaily Minogue wearing Ilias Lalaounis
Charlize Theron wearing Ilias Lalaounis Gold Jewelry
Charlize Theron wearing Ilias Lalaounis Gold Jewelry
Aristotele Onassis and Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Aristotele Onassis and Jackie Kennedy Onassis

The Ilias Lalaounis Museum, next to the Acropolis Museum, opened in 1994 with more than 3,500 impressive articles and jewelry. You can have a look at the jewelry that was loved by style icons like Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lopez to name a few ! Definitely worth seeing when you visit Athens and the Acropolis Museum .... because Greece is more than beautiful beaches…

 Have a lovely Day!!!

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5 Comments
  1. Style never goes out of fashion! The jewelry is magnificent and the Greek girls are always beautiful, no matter their age! Thank you for bringing us a good piece of Greek news. ^_^

    1. I am :))) you like it and thank you for the compliments!
      It’s very sad to live in a country where everything seems hopeless!!! .. You are in Australia?? Right? Amazing!!! Enjoy your day!

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