The world’s a stage and none more diverse than Paris couture. Where a Gibraltar-born designer creates couture for a Belgian maison; a Phoenician master in Beirut; and a young mum fashion godmother on the Left Bank.
Paris couture is not just about dressing billionaires' wives. It’s also about experimentation, and fashionable irony, as seen in three collections Tuesday: Alexandre Vauthier, Viktor & Rolf and Ronald van der Kemp.
Chanel is putting major support behind its Factory 5 launch to mark the centenary of its Chanel N°5 fragrance and has linked up with Selfridges for a pop-up in the retailer’s prime Corner Shop location on Oxford Street.
Animal rights group PETA claimed a victory on Tuesday as it said labels in the portfolio of Spain’s Puig have confirmed they’ll stop selling items made out of the skins of snakes, crocodiles, and other ‘exotic’ animals.
Fashionistas have been predicting the death of haute couture for over decade, but when the next Paris haute couture season debuts next week, it will boast more live catwalk shows than any fashion season this year.