Fashionistas Gather for Show in Ancient Greek Ruins



A fashion show in the square in front of Athens’ Odeon of Herodes Atticus has become the first to be held in the historic venue at the foot of the Acropolis.

Designer Vassilios Kostetsos presented his Spring/Summer 2019 collection called ‘Narcissus’, inspired by ancient Greek mythology.

Permission for the show was granted by Greece’s Central Archaeological Council last month.

The ancient stone theater was built on the slope of the Acropolis hill in 161 AD by Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus. Renovated in 1950, the theater is now used for select music and theater performances.

Around 30 male and female models sported clothes inspired by Greek legend, with many also wearing classical laurel wreaths, accompanied by classical music.

The show was by invitation only and had an audience of around 200 people. A total of 30 models will walk in a circle along a specific section of the square.

In February 2017, Italian fashion house Gucci denied offering to pay Greece €56 million ($69 million) to stage a show at the Acropolis itself.