Viking Haute Couture Modeled in Denmark

MSN: The latest in medieval fashion was modeled recently at an outdoor museum near Lejre, Denmark. Several costumes which were re-created from pieces excavated at various archaeoloical sites gave visitors a chance to see how the Vikings dressed.

23 models, accompanied by ancient Scandinavian music, strutted the "runway" recently at the Lejre outdoor museum in a Viking fashion show. The "fashions" that they wore were re-created from pieces of fabric discovered by archaeologists. The designs ranged from coarse linen to wool or fur and covered time periods from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages.

"Most people think the ancient times were gray and dull," said organizer Anne Batzer. "In reality, folks back then did a lot of decoration on their clothes, and used bright colors like yellow, lime and red."

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