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Paris Fashion Week: the undisputed Mecca of the fashion world

January 18, 2012

Fashion Weeks have sprung up around the globe in recent years. You have the New York Fashion Week, the London Fashion Week and the Milan Fashion Week, just to name the most famous ones, but for many designers and people in the industry, only the Paris Fashion Week is the premier week of the year, the not to be missed trade event.

Orchestrated citywide twice a year at some of the French capital’ s most prominent points of interest, like for instance the Carrousel du Louvre or the Grand Palais, and attended by many celebrities and fashion world icons, the numerous fashion shows, expositions and parties showcase all the designs of the upcoming season and set the trends that are followed by style watchers all over the globe.

If nowadays, Paris is no longer the sole international fashion capitals of the world, its fashion week is however the perfect reminder that the city remains the driving force in the fine art of Haute Couture.

Paris 2012 Haute Couture Fashion Week: January 23rd – January 26th

Monday Shows: Versace, Christophe Josse (Salons France Amérique), Bouchra Jarrar (Bourdelle Museum), Alexis Mabille (Shangri-La Hotel), Christian Dior (avenue Montaigne), Adeline Andre (Domiique Perrault Architecture), Giambattista Valli, Iris van Herpen

Tuesday Shows: Chanel (Grand Palais), Giorgio Armani (Grand Palais), Ateliers Gustavolins (Brazil Embassy) Stephane Rolland (Cité de l’Architecture), Givenchy, Alexandre Vauthier (les Beaux Arts), Julien Fournié (Showcase)

Wednesday Shows: On aura tout vu (Garage Turenne), Frank Sorbier, Elie Gaab (Grand Palais), Yiqing Yin (Maison de l’Architecture), Jean-Paul Gaultier (rue Saint-Martin), Maxime Simoens (rue du Fauboug Saint-Martin), Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Valentino (Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild), Maurizio Galante (Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne)

Thursday Shows: Boucheron (by appointment), Chaumet (by appointment), Chanel Joaillerie (by appointment), Dior Joaillerie (by appointment), Van Cleef & Arpels (by appointment)

All the photos of this article are courtesy of Guillaume Ducout

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 24, 2012 5:11 am

    Great black and white photography!
    Long life to fashion photography on-the-fly.

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    February 4, 2012 10:46 am

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