One of the most famous French designers of our time - Jean-Paul Gaultier - has become the owner of real estate in the center of Athens. Couturier has bought an apartment (maisonette) on the 6th and 7th floors of the mansion in the historic center of the Greek capital. One of the main reasons for buying an apartment in Athens was a magnificent view of the Acropolis, which opens from its veranda.
Since the beginning of the crisis in Greece many celebrities have supported tourism in this country. Thus, in 2011 Gautier published his article on the pages of the French weekly magazine Gala titled as "Athens, which I love".
French fashion designer is known for his great love for Greece in general and Athens in particular. In addition to the publication in the French press with declarations of love for Greece Gauthier has also taken a number of specific steps of establishing cooperation between France and Greece. For example, in 2010 he took part in the opening of the French Film Festival, which has already become a common event for the capital of Greece.
According to the site grekomania.ru, now Gauthier plans to begin renovation of his new apartment in Athens. It is assumed that the cost of renovation will exceed 300 thousand Euros. The modeler will be assisted by one of the most famous architects of Athens.
Jean-Paul Gaultier is not only a fashion designer of the world level, who has special feelings towards Greece. Giorgio Armani, another indisputable authority in the fashion world, has also discovered his passion for Greece after he selected a Greek model Andreani Tsafu for one of his last shows at the Milan Fashion Week.
It is worth noting that today Greek tourism got support all over the world. Thus, in March 2012 on the Times Square in New York was installed a billboard, which calls to vacation in Greece. It is interesting to know that it was fully paid by public donations. Fundraising for the billboard was carried out under popular nowadays crowd funding scheme.