June 06, 2012

Roman Runway Shows at the Getty Villa

At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa

Saturdays, June 9, 23, and 30
Sundays, June 10, 24, and July 1


Desiree Zenowich
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7304  


Images (left to right): Fresco Depicting a Woman (Maenad?) Holding a Dish (detail view), 1st Century. Unknown artist. Roman. Fresco. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California. / Torso of a Cuirassed Statue, about 83–85. Unknown artist. Roman. Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California.

LOS ANGELES—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

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Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Tuesday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free. A ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish); (310) 440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.

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