Pandemic or not, the ultimate expression of luxury in fashion, the Paris haute couture season, will debut digitally Monday with almost 30 houses vying for the attention of the world’s most expensively dressed women.
AZ Factory, the fashion house led by Alber Elbaz that is the most widely anticipated new brand in the industry, is planning a talk show as well as exclusives on Net-A-Porter and Farfetch as part of its launch next week.
Alber Elbaz's AZ Factory, Charles de Vilmorin and Sterling Ruby are the three latest brands to be invited by France's Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show their collections from 25 to 28 January.
The former Givenchy CEO has joined the Richemont group, where he will supervise the fashion and accessories division from September. He succeeds Eric Vallet, who left last October to become CEO of Rémy Cointeau.
Few groups have excited as much attention in luxury in the past few years as Fosun, a giant Chinese conglomerate that has gradually built up a significant position as a player in fashion and elegance in Europe.
Emmanuel Macron fêted fashion creativity with a gilded dinner inside the Élysée Palace on Monday night, praising the imaginative foreign elements in the industry, but picking out Jean-Paul Gaultier for special praise.