Nobody was terribly sure quite why Azzedine Alaia staged a runway show, though no one really cared, as the chance to actually witness a rare show by the legendary master brought forth a novel array of notables.
Got to hand it to Elie Saab, few people do big occasion couture quite like this Lebanese couturier. For those who believe great fashion must have a theatrical element, Saab is their favorite destination.
For haute couture autumn/winter 2017-2018, Julien Fournié chose the Oratoire du Louvre to show his Premier Oracle collection, a place of spiritual sensibility for the designer and his contrasting silhouettes.
A radical change of mood at Giorgio Armani Privé, as the Italian staged his grandest ever Paris couture show. Gone went the black box show space, in came neo-classical glory, with slide projections of Palazzo Corsini.
They gave Karl Lagerfeld the Grand Vermeil Medal of City of Paris on Tuesday and they should have. No designer has done more for the reputation of this city as the capital of fashion than this German couturier.
Scenes of great joy at the climax of the Giambattista Valli, as his audience rose to their feet in a standing ovation as he took a long extended bow, walking the length of the interior garden of the Petit Palais.