The opening day of Paris haute couture week ended with three experienced designers -- Giambattista Valli, Julie de Libran and Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro -- showing collections that captured the couture's energy.
Raymond Massaro, one of France’s most famous shoemakers, whose footwear shod Karl Lagerfeld for many decades, has died at the age 90. Elizabeth Taylor, Romy Schneider and Barbara Hutton would wear his creations.
Manolo Blahnik will open a boutique in Palais-Royal, Paris this fall. "There was only one place that I wanted to be in Paris. It’s the one place where I immediately felt welcome," says the shoe designer.
The art of reviving an esteemed but almost moribund brand – a skill in which the French have few equals – is one very much in evidence at Vuarnet, as it opens a brand-new flagship in New York's Nolita on Bastille Day.