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Exploring identities through Costume: The MOEBIUS project by Leandro Allochis, researcher at the Costume Museum in Buenos Aires

At the fascinating crossroads between history and art, photographer and researcher Leandro Allochis, from the Museo Nacional de Historia del Traje in Buenos Aires, invites us to explore how clothing can be a powerful tool for the creation of identities. Through his innovative photographic project MOEBIUS, Allochis brings mannequins to life and allows the costumes to embody characters from masterpieces of the Museo del Prado and the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

MOEBIUS is not just a photographic project; it is an investigation that fuses history, art and fashion. In this ambitious initiative, Allochis collaborates with Peris Costumes to recreate in detail Renaissance costumes. Among the featured pieces, we find the majestic portrait of Henry VIII painted by Holbein the Younger and “The Knight with his hand on his chest” by El Greco.

The recreation of these historical costumes not only requires a high degree of precision and knowledge, but also a passion for authenticity and detail. At Peris Costumes, we are proud to be part of this project, providing the costumes that allow Allochis to bring these iconic characters to life. Each garment is a window into the past, a testament to how fashion not only adorns, but defines and communicates identities over time.

Join us on this visual journey and discover how Renaissance costumes come to life in the present, allowing for a new understanding and appreciation of the identities that build our cultural history. Dive into MOEBIUS and witness the magic where past and present meet through art and fashion!