It felt like a scene from a great classic movie, a spy film or romantic comedy set on the rooftops of Paris at Chanel this morning in Paris. It even had a catwalk crasher, and the real life heroine was Gigi Hadid.
Vivienne Westwood may have grabbed some headlines in recent days due to Paris Fashion Week, but the headlines this week make less happy reading with the company reporting a £2.5 million pre-tax loss for last year.
The Spanish Embassy in Paris hosted Leandro Cano's artistic "Ofrenda" collection this season, the Andalusian designer's first presentation in the French capital, for which he collaborated with eight Spanish artisans.
A bare pine floor, unvarnished wooden columns and a few billowing ceiling sails as Sarah Burton stripped back Alexander McQueen to its essentials with a simple set and a brilliant fashion collection for Spring 2020.
Many feel called to fashion; but few are chosen. But one true member of the elect has to be Giambattista Valli, who staged one of his most composed ready-to-wear collections on a balmy Monday in Paris.
In an era obsessed with sustainability, few designers and brands appear better placed to profit from and lead this movement than Stella McCartney, who staged her latest runway show in Paris on a sunny Monday morning.