Greece Approves Dior Shoot At Key Ancient Sites
Sumaira FH 18 days ago Wed 26th May 2021 | 01:32 PM
Greece's top archaeological advisory body Wednesday approved use of several key sites including the Acropolis for an upcoming shoot by French fashion house Dior, a culture ministry source said
Athens, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th May, 2021 ) :Greece's top archaeological advisory body Wednesday approved use of several key sites including the Acropolis for an upcoming shoot by French fashion house Dior, a culture ministry source said.
The photo shoots will be held for material to be presented during a runway show in Athens next month, the ministry official said.
The trip will pay homage to an iconic photo session at the Acropolis 70 years ago for an haute couture collection by Christian Dior.
The official said the central archaeological council had "unanimously" approved the shoots.
In addition to the Acropolis, photo shoots will be held at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Ancient Agora in Athens, the temple of Poseidon at Sounio and the temple of Zeus at Nemea, the official said.
A further request to shoot at the Panathenaic stadium, where the 1896 Olympics were held, will be discussed on Thursday.
"This is not a runway show at the Acropolis," the official emphasised.
In March, there was criticism over restoration work at the Acropolis that includes a new concrete footpath. The culture ministry has said the redesign improves wheelchair accessibility.
AFP has contacted UNESCO for comment.
Earlier this month, dozens of intellectuals including several Byzantine experts penned an open letter, calling on the Greek state to leave the antiquities in place.