The Dior fashion house presented on Thursday night the Cruise 2022 Collection at the iconic Kallimarmaro stadium in Athens, with creations inspired by Greek mythology and history, in a glamorous show that was broadcast live to millions of viewers around the world.


A recent decision by the Central Archaeological Council (KAS), the main guardian of Greece’s cultural heritage, to allow French luxury brand Christian Dior to use the Acropolis as the backdrop for an upcoming revival of its historic 1951 shoot at the ancient citadel, has sparked a fresh debate over the criteria involved in granting permission for such projects.


The Central Council of Modern Monuments approved on Friday a request by French luxury fashion house Dior to use the Kallimarmaro Stadium for an event on June 17, during which the company will present its 2021 Cruise collection.

Left: Queen Amalia’s lady-in-waiting Aspasia Karpouni in typical court dress around 1860 on a visiting card. [Benaki Museum Photographic Archive] Right: A boy dressed as an evzone and a girl in a classic 1940s dress pose for a photograph in Piraeus. [Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation]

The bicentennial of the Greek Revolution is being marked with a plethora of exhibitions and events, some of which are also dedicated to the sartorial side of developments and the symbolism of traditional dress.


The national archaeological council (KAS), the main guardian of Greece’s cultural heritage, has greenlighted the use of several key sites, including the Acropolis, for an upcoming shoot by French luxury label Christian Dior.

Christine Callahan buttons Kate Schnakenberg's wedding dress at Ella & Oak, a plus-size bridal company in New York, January 12, 2020. Designers are finding ways to stay alive after the economic tailspin caused by the pandemic. But optimism and determination have returned. [Brittainy Newman/The New York Times]

Before Covid hit, Christine Callahan and Samantha Brody, founders of Ella & Oak, a company that focuses on bridal fashion for plus-size women, opened their first pop-up showroom on West 29th Street in Manhattan.


The global fashion industry’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic has been swift and highly-pro-active. While companies are donating to pandemic causes, designers are switching production from garments to protective equipment for medical staff and fabric masks for civilians.


Fabric and rubber bands have been sent to 346 seamstresses in 37 prefectures throughout Greece for the production of 40,000 masks as part of an initiative financed and launched online by artist Marios Eleftheriadis and tailor Konstantinos Tektonidis.


The Onassis Stegi in downtown Athens is hosting a two-day series of events dedicated to sustainability, innovation and new trends in the circular fashion economy in the context of the battle against climate change.