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.
For haute couture autumn/winter 2017-2018, Julien Fournié chose the Oratoire du Louvre to show his Premier Oracle collection, a place of spiritual sensibility for the designer and his contrasting silhouettes.
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.