Ivory crêpe wedding dress worn by Despoina Chondraki to marry Michalis Pachnos in 1940 in Chios. The wedding dress and her dowry made up at the “Orfanotrofeio” (Orphanage), where refugees from Asia Minor were housed.


  • Title: Wedding dress
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1940
  • Location Created: Chios, Greece
  • Provenance: Donated by Eleni Pachnou-Papafilippou
  • Photographer: Costas Vergas
  • Rights: rr-f
  • Medium: Crepe
  • Bibliographic References: FOGG, MARNIE(2011), "Vintage Weddings: One hundred years of bridal fashion and style", New York, Lark - LANSDELL, AVRIL(1983), "Wedding Fashions 1860-1980", Buckinghamshire, Shire Publications Ltd.

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