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.
Rahul Mishra, Julie de Libran (ex-creative director of Sonia Rykiel) and Imane Ayissi have joined the official calendar of the Paris Haute Couture week for next January, while Bouchra Jarrar will make her comeback.
In a world dominated by ever more alarming reports about the destruction of our seas, glaciers, insects and noble wild animals, almost the entire Haute Couture season was dominated by one key element – nature.
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.
Think of haute couture as fashion’s great honey pot. A unique Parisian nectar that always manges to lure couturiers, designers, brands and events into five days. Starting Saturday, it will stage its busiest season ever.