Paris Fashion Week

PARIS | Correction: France-Paris Fashion Week-Watch story

PARIS —Jan 23, 2019— In a story Jan. 22 about Paris Fashion Week, The Associated Press misidentified the singer of the arias played at the Givenchy show as Maria Callas. The singer was Montserrat Caballe. A corrected version of the story is below: Givenchy flies high as Lagerfeld is absent at Chanel couture The most … Continue reading PARIS | Correction: France-Paris Fashion Week-Watch story

PARIS | Kenzo explores designer’s roots at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS —Jan 20, 2019— Psychedelic Peruvian paintings covered panel upon panel of Kenzo’s fall menswear show that celebrated of one of the designer’s fascinating Chinese-Peruvian heritage. Here are some highlights of Sunday’s installment of Paris Fashion Week. KENZO DESIGNER’S ROOTS The set, painted by artist Pablo Amaringo, evoked scenes inspired by the hallucinogenic Amazonian “ayahuasca” … Continue reading PARIS | Kenzo explores designer’s roots at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS | Thom Browne goes for spectacle at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS —Jan 19, 2019— Thom Browne provided the biggest spectacle on a relatively quiet day at Paris Fashion Week as some fashion houses decided to switch presentation dates or showing times to avoid Saturday’s yellow vest protesters who took to the streets in the French capital and beyond. Here are some highlights of the day’s … Continue reading PARIS | Thom Browne goes for spectacle at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS | Dior pulls the stars in conveyor-belt menswear show in Paris

PARIS—Jan 18, 2019— The black box construction branded “DIOR” was so big it obscured the view of the Eiffel Tower. At 2,840 square meters (30,570 square feet), the sheer scale of menswear designer Kim Jones’ pop-up venue could only mean one thing: that he was competing for show of the season on Friday at Paris … Continue reading PARIS | Dior pulls the stars in conveyor-belt menswear show in Paris

PARIS | Vuitton’s Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear

PARIS —Jan 17, 2019— Louis Vuitton’s designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson. Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, used his unique platform Thursday to celebrate one of America’s most globally recognized and … Continue reading PARIS | Vuitton’s Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear

PARIS | Music dominates Balmain’s couture-infused Paris show

PARIS  — Balmain’s ode to Parisian couture impressed insiders at Paris Fashion Week on Friday almost as much as the show’s infectious soundtrack, which had model Cara Delevingne lip-synching. Issey Miyake, meanwhile, took the occasion to introduce a new inventive fashion material. Here are some highlights from the Spring 2019 shows: BALMAIN’S CHANNELS PARIS FASHION … Continue reading PARIS | Music dominates Balmain’s couture-infused Paris show

PARIS | Fire, color and Gaultier’s new guise hit Paris Fashion Week

PARIS — The ever-inventive Rick Owens nearly cooked his front row at Paris Fashion Week thanks to a giant burning sculpture, while Indian designer Manish Arora brought the colors of a carnival and Carnival to a zany spring collection that stylishly followed no rules. Here are some highlights from Fashion Week events on Thursday: RICK … Continue reading PARIS | Fire, color and Gaultier’s new guise hit Paris Fashion Week

PARIS | Margiela touts genderless fashion in Paris with new campaign

PARIS  — Maison Margiela went co-ed in Wednesday’s installment of Paris Fashion Week, as designer John Galliano bravely championed gender difference in a powerful new runway show. It’s an important issue everywhere, but particularly in the image-driven global fashion industry which has intentionally blurred the definition of and boundaries between men’s and women’s clothes in … Continue reading PARIS | Margiela touts genderless fashion in Paris with new campaign