Jean-Paul Gaultier bowed out of fashion on Wednesday, the last full day of the Paris haute couture season, with a gigantic show in a storied Paris theatre bringing down the curtains on a 50-year career in fashion.
They love a French fashion champion in Paris, and this season they certainly have one with Julien Dossena, who staged a vibrant voyager collection for the house of Paco Rabanne on a sunny Thursday afternoon.
Turns out that hitching up his business and selling majority control to outsiders has not done any harm to Dries Van Noten, who presented a truly accomplished collection on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in Paris.
Wes Gordon made his debut at the house of Carolina Herrera on Monday morning on the Upper West Side. And, with Herrera sitting in the front row, the new boy’s debut was a generous homage to the founder of the house.
Rarely have we seen a designer more ebullient taking a bow, as Dries Van Noten was at the finale of his latest menswear show on Thursday, the first since he sealed a deal to sell a majority stake in his company to Puig.
Puig announced on Thursday that it has taken a majority stake in label Dries Van Noten. The Belgian designer, who founded his eponymous label in 1986, will continue as chief creative officer and chairman of the board.