Alber Elbaz, who died Saturday, created collections for a half-dozen fashion houses including his own, though it was a 14-year tenure at Lanvin that earned him a place among the Pantheon of great all-time designers.
Paris Fashion Week opened on Monday 23 September, and the Première Classe, Woman, Tranoï and Splash trade shows will follow suit at the end of the week, attracting buyers who came to the French capital for the event.
A few months after the departure of David Hadida, French show organiser Tranoï has appointed a new president, Boris Provost, formerly with Who's Next and Reed Exhibitions, an expert in fashion and B2B events.
Sunglass Hut, the chain owned by Luxottica, will open at Paris’s Saint-Lazare station, adding to the shops opened in Cannes and Nice in September and December 2018, and at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris last March.
LVMH is one of France’s most valuable groups, and chairman Bernard Arnault is Europe’s richest man, yet the luxury baron insisted on Thursday at the annual shareholders meeting that it's really just a family affair.
Down into the depths of the Carrousel du Louvre we descended to witness the latest collection of Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, currently the uncontested hottest designer in the world, late Wednesday morning.