Scalia, Fall 2018, 2018. Maison Yeya (Emirati, est. 2006). Yasmine Yeya (Egyptian, b. 1981). Hand-dyed tulle and hand-embroidered faux feathers and crystals. Courtesy of Maison Yeya, Les Marionnettes Couture Collection.
The complex history of European imperialism in Egypt, which dates back to the ages of the Greeks and Romans, has made Egyptomania in European and American art controversial. After a lull in diplomatic European interactions with Egypt from the Middle Ages to the 18th century, the 1798 invasion of the country by the French army, led by Napoleon Bonaparte, reinvigorated European and American interest in ancient Egyptian art and culture.
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