Jean Paul Gautier loves bouzoukia!
The famous fashion designer and icon came to Athens for the first time in a rather unusual role. He is the sponsor of the 11th French Cinema Festival which takes place in Athens until the 25th of April 2010.
Gautier has expressed many times his love for Greece, especially since he has been visiting the country many times in the past.
When asked what he loves the most about Greece, he said: “Whatever people love the most about Greece: the light, the way of living, the Greeks, the “bouzoukia” music, Nana Mouschouri, Melina Mercouri, Irene Papas.”
This statement by Jean Paul Gautier confirms that bouzoukia music and laika songs are among the most renowned genres of Greek Music, very popular among foreigners and visitors in Greece.