A radical change of mood at Giorgio Armani Privé, as the Italian staged his grandest ever Paris couture show. Gone went the black box show space, in came neo-classical glory, with slide projections of Palazzo Corsini.
They gave Karl Lagerfeld the Grand Vermeil Medal of City of Paris on Tuesday and they should have. No designer has done more for the reputation of this city as the capital of fashion than this German couturier.
Scenes of great joy at the climax of the Giambattista Valli, as his audience rose to their feet in a standing ovation as he took a long extended bow, walking the length of the interior garden of the Petit Palais.
The stars are beginning to line up for the house of Schiaparelli, which presented a refined and elegant collection Monday morning as owner, Italian luxury baron Diego della Valle, outlined ambitious plans for the house.
If it’s the first week of July and you are in fashion, then it’s time for Paris couture, right? Not quite this season, where Sunday saw shows by Hermès and Peter Dundas that were both clearly ready-to wear.
One of the great, unconsummated love affairs in Italian life is between the mechanic and the movie star. Until Sunday night’s Formula One-inspired collection by Miu Miu, staged in the Automobile Club de France.
The cobwebs are being blown of Paris couture this season. And nobody is bringing down the ancient regime quicker than the Los Angeles maison of Rodarte, who staged an exhilarating cowgirl couture show on Sunday.
Walmart, Skechers and New Balance have filed the opening brief in the federal appeal of a trademark infringement case where Converse is fighting hard to protect its Chuck Taylor All Star style against numerous knockoffs.