Paris couture is not just about dressing billionaires' wives. It’s also about experimentation, and fashionable irony, as seen in three collections Tuesday: Alexandre Vauthier, Viktor & Rolf and Ronald van der Kemp.
Catherine de' Medici and Coco Chanel met at Chenonceau on Thursday night, the two queens practically embracing figuratively, though on a runway and not at a coronation, in Chanel’s latest Métiers d’Art collection.
French songwriter, art-rocker and actor Sébastien Tellier has found another outlet for his creativity, developing hats for Maison Michel, a brand within Chanel’s extended empire of artisans known as Paraffection.
Jean Paul Gaultier has appointed a new General Manager, Antoine Gagey, co-founder of womenswear label Coralie Marabelle. He succeeds Sophie Waintraub, as the Parisian label is keen to continue with haute couture.