Jean-Paul Gaultier didn’t invent the tuxedo – but few people have ever showered the garment with more love than the Parisian couturier did in his latest Gaultier Paris couture show on Wednesday afternoon.
Pierre Bergé, the partner of Yves Saint Laurent who passed away last fall, must be turning in his grave. After Yves retired, he spent a decade predicting haute couture's demise. Instead it has rarely looked healthier.
Rarely have we seen a designer more ebullient taking a bow, as Dries Van Noten was at the finale of his latest menswear show on Thursday, the first since he sealed a deal to sell a majority stake in his company to Puig.
At the first show on the official calendar of Paris Fashion Week Men's, designers Emma Hedlund and Saif Bakir took their contemporary streetwear to Paris' École Nationale des Sciences de l'Informatique.
Puig announced on Thursday that it has taken a majority stake in label Dries Van Noten. The Belgian designer, who founded his eponymous label in 1986, will continue as chief creative officer and chairman of the board.