Runway review The 10 must-see collections of Paris Fashion Week
05 October 2019 | 1:38 pm
From scintillating sophistication at Saint Laurent to Virginie Viard's approachable take on classic Chanel tweeds, here's a glance over the season-defining Spring 2020 shows presented during Paris Fashion Week.
20 Oct 2019
1 Feb 2019
A beaded dress worn by Catherine Deneuve when she first met Alfred Hitchcock in 1969 was among dozens of her glamorous gowns sold at an auction in Paris on Thursday (January 24).
10 Mar 2019
Paris Fashion Week: End of an era for Chanel; the show must go on for other labels.
13 Mar 2019
Karl Lagerfeld's last collection for Chanel opened with a minute's silence for the late designer on Tuesday, as friends, collaborators and fans turned out in Paris to remember his 35 years as the creative force behind the French couture house.
12 May 2019
Chanel's new creative chief Virginie Viard delivered her first solo collection for the storied French label on Friday, following in the deep footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld with a show that drew inspiration from old-fashioned rail travel.
20 Oct 2019
A woman jumped on stage to join models at the Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday in Paris's Grand Palais.
14 Dec 2019
Chanel turned little gilded birdcages into handbags on the catwalk in Paris on Wednesday, at an annual "Metier D'Art" fashion showcase of its most intricate craftwork that also included lacy creations and shiny tweed suits.
8 Mar 2020
Designer Virginie Viard, who was Karl Lagerfeld's number two and succeeded him after his death last year, presented a largely monochrome collection, heavily emphasizing black and white looks that have long been Chanel's hallmark.
18 Dec 2020
There were no spectators, no influencers, no fashionistas, at Saint Laurent's presentation of its 2021 Women's Summer collection, only drone footage of models walking on the crest of a tall sand dune in the middle of a honey-coloured desert. Every year, France's top fashion houses compete to find the most spectacular locations in Paris to host their women's wear shows, but with catwalks closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, brands now try do outdo each other with spectacular locations for their online-only shows.
15 Jan 2021
To mark the anniversary of Coco Chanel's death on January 10, 1971, fashion expert Jessica Michault and Eve Jackson take a look at the French designer's greatest styles, the fashion empire she created and her not-so fashionable links with the Nazis.
30 Jan 2021
French fashion house Chanel chose an intimate family-like atmosphere for its Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture show, with models strutting under flower arches at a socially-distanced presentation with a few famous faces.
2 Oct 2021
Models walk the runway with the Eiffel Tower in the background as Yves Saint Laurent's live show returns to the Paris Fashion Week. The live shows follow similiar returns at London, Milan and New York fashion weeks this year, after much of the designer world moved online last year thanks to Covid.
24 Apr 2022
A fake "Le Figaro Live" news report on social media claims to report on Chanel stores in Paris being vandalised with Hitler images. The stickers reference Coco Chanel's Nazi connections during World War II. The backlash against the brand has emerged in protest at Chanel's sale ban in Russia amid the war in Ukraine. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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