Paris Fashion Week runs the gamut
of venues from the Carrousel du Louvre, to the Weber Mecaux parking garage, (above.)
Week comes to town, Paris
looks even more stylish than usual, bringing hoards of designers,
models, buyers, journalists, celebrities and socialite groupies
it is an industry event intended for designers to showcase their
collections. But in reality, Paris Fashion Week is so much more.
to the runway events and trade shows, it is also an excuse for
exhibitions, grand openings, promotional events and lavish celebrity-studded
Paris, as one of the epicenters of the fashion world, knows how
to do this week right.
2017 Paris Fashion Show schedules
Men’s Fashion from Wednesday, January 18th to Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Haute Couture from Sunday, January 22nd to Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Paris Fashion Week Fall 2017 (Women's) from Tuesday, February 28th to Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Men’s Fashion from Thursday, June 22nd to Sunday, June 25, 2017
Haute Couture from Sunday, July 2nd to Thursday, July 6, 2017
Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018 from Tuesday, September 26th to Wednesday, October 4, 2017
about a hundred in total span the city. The top
fashion houses Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy
exhibit their latest collections in style at locations like the
Grand Palais and the Espace Eiffel, while smaller designers chose
unique venues like hot club Le Showcase or the Weber Metaux parking
garage in the third arrondissement for their shows.
cultural diversity is usually evident throughout the week. The
shows regularly feature designers from around the world
Elie Saab from Lebanon; Sophia Kokosalaki from Greece; Alena Akhmadullina
from Russia; Collette Dinnigan from Australia; Talbot Runhof and
Wunderkind from Germany; and Tsumori Chisato, Issey Miyake and
Iwaya for Dress 33 from Japan.
Ethnic accents are everywhere,
from the braided Grecian belts on Cher Michel Klein dresses to
the brightly painted African textiles from Impasse de la Defense.
and glittering parties are also an important part of the PR festivities,
not to mention the hundreds of exclusive after-parties held each
night. Although styles may change from year to year, when it comes
to fashion - and Paris Fashion Week in particular - Paris is always