Emmanuel Macron fêted fashion creativity with a gilded dinner inside the Élysée Palace on Monday night, praising the imaginative foreign elements in the industry, but picking out Jean-Paul Gaultier for special praise.
The programme for the Milan Fashion Week, scheduled from February 18 to 24, features a wealth of new talent, notably from China, Hungary and Africa, plus Emilio Pucci’s catwalk come-back and a host of other events.
The Italian label, which was set to unveil the collection designed by Christelle Kocher in a presentation, has instead opted to stage a show on February 20, making its catwalk comeback after a three-year absence.
The Florentine label has been without a creative director since 2017. A collaboration with Koché’s Christelle Kocher, is the first out of a series of designers who have been invited to reinterpret the brand's archives.
Renzo Rosso’s fashion group, which owns among others Diesel and Marni, will develop, produce and distribute through its subsidiary Staff International the collections of the French label designed by Christelle Kocher.