Shown in Athens, Greece, the collection is inspired by “a series of photographs of one of Monsieur Dior’s haute couture lines, taken near the iconic Parthenon in 1951,” according to the press release from the brand. It’s also a nod to the Olympic Games, which — while taking place in Tokyo this year — originated in ancient Greece in 776 B.C., and were held in Athens in 2004. The show even took place at the Panathenaic Stadium, “where in ancient times games in honor of the goddess Athena were held.” (According to the press release, Dior worked with Greek archaeologists to ensure the historic site’s preservation for the duration of the event.)

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