Greek artisan honoured at Monaco Méditerranée salon

The famed Greek Tailor Tzonevrakis Aristidis has been awarded as a ‘Great Greek artisan’ by the Hellenic Community of Monaco during this year’s Monaco Méditerranée salon in Fontvielle.

In his workshop in Argos, Tzonevrakis Aristidis is reviving Greek history by faithfully recreating traditional clothes. Thanks to his ability to master modern embroidery machines along with using hands on tailoring techniques on each garment, Aristidis regularly collaborates with museums including the Benaki Museum and the Basil Papantoniou Foundation in Nafplio.

He also works with Greek ready-to-wear brands such as Zeus and Dione, as well as home decor brands like MyCrownCollection in Monaco, and the 2022 Cruise collection for Christian Dior.

On Tuesday, he will be the key note speaker in Paris to present the documentary The Greek Bar Jacket: The making of a Dior Cruise collection, under the auspices of the French Ambassador to Greece and support from Christian Dior France and Daughters Of Penelope Paris.

Photo source: Hellenic Community of Monaco

“We are honoured to have Tzonevrakis Aristidis and his team with us at Monaco Mediteranee salon and we took this opportunity to award him as a Great Greek artisan by the Hellenique Community of Monaco,” said Sophia Vaharis Tsouvelekakis.

The Monaco Méditerranée salon is being held at the Chapiteau Fontvielle from 15th to 17th September.

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Convoy of classic Bentleys heading to the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Prestige show

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Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is the place to be for antique car lovers this coming weekend as the pretty harbour town will be hosting its annual Prestige car show, an event dedicated to vintage vehicles. The stars this year are pre-war Bentleys.  

Since 2013, the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Prestige car show has attracted some of the world’s most beautiful antique vehicles for one weekend of exhibitions and events each September. 

This year, Prestige, which is being held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September, will be bringing together two big events: Patrimoine, the exhibition part taking place over two days, and the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Concours d’Élégance, which is planned for the Sunday. 


Each edition highlights a brand or country of origin, with past years seeing Porsche as the focus of 2021 and Les Belles Italiennes the theme for 2022.  

Now it is time for pre-war Bentleys to take centre stage. Eight vintage cars have made their way across the English Channel, forming a “unique convoy that set off from Gloucester and is set to arrive at the Place des Centenaries in time for the opening of the 2023 edition of the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Prestige on Saturday 16th September”. 


The growing popularity of the event is due in part to the location, the glamourous port of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, as well as the calibre of cars that are attracted to the show. With dozens of extraordinary vehicles on display, Prestige has earned the well-deserved moniker of “pop-up museum”. 

It culminates with the Concours d’Elegance, a competition for the “best of the best”. For the upcoming edition, the jury is made up of members from the Federation Française des Véhicules d’Epoque (FFVE), the Federation Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), the Automobile Club de France as well as former F1 racing driver and CEO of Boutsen Classic Cars, Thierry Boutsen. 


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