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The perfect weekend in Warsaw! Wilanow for Young Talents exhibitions.

Children’s clothing from the 17th to the 19th century – Wilanow for Young Talents.

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Children’s clothing from the 17th to the 19th century – Wilanow for Young Talents. The exhibition runs until the 31st of October and you definitely don’t want to miss it!

Wilanow for Young Talents – Fashion at the Court of King Jan III Sobieski exhibition

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Wilanow for Young Talents – Fashion at the Court of King Jan III Sobieski exhibition!

I feel incredibly privileged to have been invited to the opening of this new exhibition at Warsaw’s beautiful Wilanow Palace and for me to say this, you can be sure that it truly was something spectacular. Not just to have been given the opportunity to see talented young designers conjure up their most incredibly well-crafted creations, encapsulating the couture court dress of 17th Century Polish King Jan III Sobieski but I was also humbled to have been taken under the wing of Elzbieta Litwiniak, an archaeologist, reconstructor of historic clothing and one of the jurors for this year’s competition.

Helena Modjeska-Icon of Style. Reconstructions of XIX century costumes

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Once a year, on the day of my birth, I like to indulge my senses, in a way, an act of regenerating, of reminding myself of who and what I am. On one of these occasions, I was taken to Versailles by Mr de Merteuil, waking on the morning in a hotel that used to be the royal stables and spending the afternoon eating macaroons in le Petit Trianon, while watching wildlife drift by in the lazily setting sun. This year it was spent at Wilanów Palace, the former residence of Polish Kings located on the outskirts of Warsaw, which I relished visiting for the opportunity to willfully gratify my taste for art, beauty and most importantly cake.