Symbolism on the soundtrack – and symbolism in the clothes, in an erratic, but at times truly brilliant, collection from Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld to close out the major shows in the 5-day Paris haute couture season.
Nobody was terribly sure quite why Azzedine Alaia staged a runway show, though no one really cared, as the chance to actually witness a rare show by the legendary master brought forth a novel array of notables.
Got to hand it to Elie Saab, few people do big occasion couture quite like this Lebanese couturier. For those who believe great fashion must have a theatrical element, Saab is their favorite destination.
With an exclusive presentation scheduled for Wednesday at the Ritz hotel during Paris Haute Couture week, the Brazilian is a rising jewelry star known to name her sculptural creations like old friends.
A radical change of mood at Giorgio Armani Privé, as the Italian staged his grandest ever Paris couture show. Gone went the black box show space, in came neo-classical glory, with slide projections of Palazzo Corsini.
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.