It must have been a somewhat tricky week for Anthony Vaccarello, the creative director of Saint Laurent, with his far more famous predecessor, Hedi Slimane, being the center of attention once again in Paris.
There are few more fertile imaginations in European fashion today than Marine Serre. Her clothes are hybrid and experimental; don’t really follow mainstream trends and were shown with zest and novelty Tuesday in Paris.
The cat was already out of the bag yesterday but that didn’t detract from the impact of the news on Tuesday that Michael Kors is acquiring Versace for around $2 billion and changing its name to Capri Holdings.
Almost as much as he is a designer Alessandro Michele is a cultural phenomenon. Michele’s fashion shows for Gucci, where he is creative director, are more artistic happenings than mere displays of clothes.