No fashion house is as indelibly linked to a Hollywood legend as Givenchy is to Audrey Hepburn, the leitmotif of a refined collection presented Sunday night in Paris by the marque’s creative director Clare Waight Keller.
The free-spirited phantoms of the 1960s wafted through a Paris courtyard on Sunday. Velvet Underground on the sound-track, singing Sunday Morning, as the house of Sonia Rykiel presented its debut L’Atelier collection.
Pierre Bergé, the partner of Yves Saint Laurent who passed away last fall, must be turning in his grave. After Yves retired, he spent a decade predicting haute couture's demise. Instead it has rarely looked healthier.
Call it the ever-changing Paris haute couture schedule. The latest house invited to join the couture season is Sonia Rykiel, which will stage a special 50th anniversary show on Sunday, July 1st, at 11AM.
The turnover continues at Louis Vuitton. Edouard Schneider has left his position as Press & PR Director of Louis Vuitton, after four years with the Paris-based luxury brand, in the latest major change at the maison.