monsters in fashion

Art and fashion have always been in bed together. But the exhibition ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion, at the Benaki Musem in Athens, Greece takes the natural coupling one step further by examining the ongoing evolution of fashion's presence in culture propelled by contemporary design and gaudy showmanship.

Character study is always  a hot topic for designers, but this exhibition curated by Vassillis Zidianakis, takes that one step further by studying the gruesome and the scary looks that haunt the runway.

While I will spend the next few months dreaming of a summer in Athens, I probably won't make it to see the show. I may have to stick to checking under my bed every now and again for a glimpse of something scary.