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.
Every editor of note in fashion went to the Lycée Jacques-Decour on Sunday, for the first major show of the Paris couture - the French debt of New York’s Proenza Schouler, a brilliant beginning to the fall 2017 season.