Paris Fashion Week started à la grande with two super-spectacular shows: Dior and Saint Laurent. For Dior, that translated into some impressive numbers: 80,000 pieces of mirror, 7.2 tons of coated concrete, 20 days of labor-intensive installation, and a workforce of 80 people! The extraordinary show space was built in the gardens of the Musée Rodin and was inspired by a fourteen-acre sculpture park built by artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Maria Grazia Chiuri's collection for Dior featured 80 pieces meant to celebrate inspirational women in the arts and get the fashion focusing on feminism. Models showed up on the catwalk wearing ’70s patchwork jeans, leather jumpsuits, black pantsuits, sparkly glitter mini dresses, mod boots, and Mary Jane shoes.
Few hours later, Saint Laurent staged a party-ready show at the Eiffel Tower. Its venue was the famed fountain of Trocadero, below the palace of Chaillot, with a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower – which twinkled and sparkled at the start and finish of the show as a touching tribute to the late Pierre Bergé, the longtime partner of Yves Saint Laurent. As for the collection, it was a polished, well-tailored and feminine mix of dramatic pouf silhouettes, fringe boots, embellished pieces, and leather mixed with lace.
We’re looking forward to the next shows in Paris!
Photo credits: Dior, Saint Laurent.