Sunday Feb 22 is the last day of the exhibition Are you ready Madam President?
This exhibition has been extremely well visited and is now running to an end, roughly one year from its opening.
Former president of Iceland, Madam Vigdis Finnbogadottir, the first woman in the world to be democratically elected president by her nation. Over the course of her successful 16-year presidency, Vigdís not only blazed a trail to new prominence for women in Western societies, but was also faced with shaping a sartorial tradition for women in such positions. Vigdís’s presence at events was always sought after, and she had to pay constant attention to her wardrobe for different occasions, a task that was added to the many responsibilities of the president and her staff.
The exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to get to know Vigdís’s emphases in choosing a wardrobe, as well as her own and others’ personal memories of garments and occasions. It further illuminates various traditions and codes of conduct from the world inhabited by heads of state, both in their day-to-day work and on official visits.