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Uniting historical past and cultural present, London-based designer Mary Katrantzou returned to Greece, her birth country, to stage her Wisdom Begins in Wonder fashion show at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Athens.

Nearing sunset, guests including Tatiana Blahnik and Sabine Getty, scaled the 60-metre cliff to observe the floodlit spectacle, marking the first time a Greek government has permitted such an event at the historic landmark built in 440 BC.

The collection of intricately beaded and fringed floor-length gowns paid homage to the importance of Greek culture and truly lived up to the spectacular setting. “I based each piece on ‘ideas’ that were born here in the 5th century when the temple was built,” Mary told us backstage. “From trigonometry, to physics and biology, to theology,” she continued, before adding that the word ‘idea’ was indeed invented in Greece.

Providing a suitably . “He is a genius and, in the truest sense, a Renaissance man. I am blessed to be able to call him my friend,” she told us.

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