PARIS (AP) - The start of haute couture week in Paris is a must on any self-respecting fashionista’s calendar.
But day one of the French capital’s fall-winter 2012 shows was different: It’s what’s called a fashion event.
He is only their fifth designer since Christian Dior founded the company in 1946.
Ever since last year’s dismissal of John Galliano, the house has been looking for a new, stronger direction.
In Simons‘ triumphant offering _ which modernized the cinched waisted New Look _ it would seem they’ve found it.
Haute couture is an artisan-based method of making clothes that dates back over 150 years.
The highly expensive garments, shown in collections in Paris twice a year, are bought by a core group of no more than 100 rich women around the world.
Other shows on a busy day included Giambattista Valli, who also channeled 1950s silhouettes in tulip and A-line silhouettes.
Meanwhile, Moroccan-born designer Bouchra Jarrar went back to haute couture’s artisanal roots to produce an accomplished show of femininity.
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