One would think the fashion crowd would have had enough by now. On Tuesday, a throng descended upon the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, in the Eighth Arrondissement, for an African-themed party hosted by Valentino just hours after its warmly received show in the Tuileries.
All the regulars were there: Anna Dello Russo, the editor at large for Vogue Japan, hanging out with pals in a cozy alcove; Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, taking refuge from the crowds and the heat on a tiny balcony off the D. station; Suzy Menkes, the Vogue international editor, happily posing for selfies with fans; the all-grown-up "Mad Men" actress Kiernan Shipka, who had been at the show earlier that day ("Beautiful"); the Valentino co-designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, skittering among the crowd to make sure everyone was having a good time; and Valentino Garavani himself, holding court on a couch, surrounded by his usual complement of handsome young men and lovely young women.
But what is particularly exciting about this is the power of social media platforms like Instagram.
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But it brings new blood to the sector, and we badly need that." Eva Chen, head of fashion partnerships, Instagram: "I got a breaking news alert in the night about the appointment, and it immediately woke me up — and I think more broadly that's what the appointment of Demna may do to the sector.
Balenciaga has always chosen creative directors who like to shock and are cutting edge.
Look at Alessandro Michele at Gucci and the disruptive and exciting influence he has had there.
There is a need in fashion to take a new direction in a modern way, and Demna has shown himself to be more than capable of that. The position needed to be filled by someone with a strong aesthetic and real point of view."When we throw a party, we want it to feel real and authentic," said Mr. Kim, unveiled their spring collection for Kenzo on Sunday."We want people to eat and dance the way we like to eat and dance, and that's why we brought her over here to Paris." "Angela is our friend and we are obsessed with her cooking, so it was the perfect choice.Later came layering: sheer pink frilled petticoats over tailored shirts and slacks, patterned leather jackets with clashing pencil skirts and a consistent playful touch throughout. The Louis Vuitton show took place on the season's last day in the shadow of its parent company's gargantuan new art museum, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, on the outskirts of Paris.Across the catwalk from the Arnault family of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and sitting between Anna Wintour and Miranda Kerr was the Swedish actress Alicia Vikander. Vikander, the star of the fall 2015 Louis Vuitton campaign (who was dressed in Nicolas Ghesquière's styles, from head to toe). I was actually very young and remember it so vividly.He's very talented and the flavor of the moment, so in my view a wonderful choice." Virginie Mouzat, editor in chief of fashion, French Vanity Fair: "I only have one thing to say: This is a healthy move, and it will shake up the system.