A real fashion first by Louis Vuitton, which became the first brand to stage a runway show inside the Louvre, a collection that creative director Nicolas Ghesquière said was aimed at breaking down frontiers.
At times, it was hard to know what was real or fake in Tuesday’s Miu Miu show, but the collection packed an authentic frisson – as Miuccia Prada again demonstrated her profound influence on fashion in the 21st century on the final day of runway shows in Paris.
One witnessed very much an American clan gathering for Colombian-born designer Esteban Cortazar. As what seemed like every Latin American fashion editor of note sat front row inside the Lycée Henri IV behind the Pantheon.
On the occasion of Paris Fashion Week (February 28 to March 7), the designer outlined his latest creations and inspirations for the season, whose fall/winter 2017-18 collection previewed March 6 at 3:30pm.
Just when you thought that a Chanel runway show could not get any bigger and bolder, along comes Karl Lagerfeld and takes the brand into outer space. In a giant rocket on whose fuselage was marked Gabrielle Chanel Agence Spatiale.
Into the Luxembourg Gardens on a dank Monday night slunk a dampened pack of fashionistas to witness a squib of a collection from the house of Alexander McQueen, where the muse singularly failed to sing this season.
Inspired by 60’s style icons such as Françoise Hardy, Marianne Faithfull and Brigitte Bardot, Zuhair Murad presented his AW17 collection, proving his ability to incorporate his couturier skills to a ready-to-wear line.
Stella McCartney showed her new "skin-free skin" fabric at her Paris Fashion Week show on Monday and questioned the industry's use of leather and skins in an era where she says good alternatives are now available.
Après-ski, or rather post-match, was the feeling at Hermès this season, where the designer unveiled a free-spirited collection – ideal for Rocky Mountain High cocktail hour or a disco dance in Courcheval.
Chez John Galliano it was all about Marchesa Luisa Casati, the legendary muse to the Italian Futurists who was famous for walking around Venice with a pair of cheetahs on a leash and wearing live snakes as jewelry.
It is all about volume and bold color in Paris this fall, and nowhere more so than at Akris Sunday evening where Mitteleurope’s most architectural designer Albert Kriemler sent out a brilliant selection of coats.