Get the scoop on the fashion trends of ancient Rome—from soldiers and senators to slaves and aristocrats—during live runway shows at the Getty Villa most weekends beginning Saturday, June 9 until Sunday, July 1. Members of Legio VI Victrix, a historical reenactment group, will demonstrate how garments reflected Roman values, socioeconomic class, and historical changes during the Roman Empire. After the show, visitors will have a chance to go “behind the seams” to visit a Roman ornatrix (hair dresser) and try on related costumes and props.
Roman Runway will take place on Saturdays, June 9, 23, and 30 and Sundays, June 10, 24 and July 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Getty Villa’s Education Courtyard. Admission is always free, but a ticket is required. To reserve tickets please call 310-440-7300 or visit www.getty.edu.