Chanel delves into founder's orphanage past in couture show

PARIS (AP) — A humble stone fountain, overgrown scrubs and flowers and white sheets drying on a line met Chanel's curious guests, including Pharrell Williams, on Tuesday inside the Grand Palais in Par...

Paris couture climbs Mount Olympus, plumbs marine depths

PARIS (AP) — Female empowerment, controversies about race, and designs that plunged to the depths of the seas then climbed Mount Olympus were just some of the themes to grace Paris Fashion Week on its...

Paris menswear: UK designers, differing styles mark last day

PARIS (AP) — On the final day of menswear shows in the French capital, Lanvin put on an ode to contrasting styles, while British designers reigned supreme. London designer Craig Green decamped to Pari...

Fluidity and autumnal hues hit Paris menswear week

PARIS (AP) — Fluidity graced the menswear catwalks in Paris as fall-winter crescendoed through the weekend, with shows from houses such as Jacquemus and Hermes on Saturday. Here are ...

Dior sparks mayhem with couture-infused Paris menswear show

PARIS (AP) — Guests crammed into Dior's annex in Paris' Place de la Condorde on Friday amid chaos before the show. Some guests had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit as cars came to unload cele...

Boyhood and theatrics mark Paris Fashion Week men's shows

A giant beanstalk that penetrated a cloud-patterned sky-blue ceiling at Louis Vuitton's exhibition caused VIPs — including model Bella Hadid and actors Daniel Kaluuya and Ashton Sanders — marvel. ...

Amid transport chaos, Paris mens' fashion shows get underway

PARIS (AP) — Acrid exhaust fumes and the beeping of car horns contrasted with perfumed interiors and the soft rustle of luxuriant fabrics, as Paris Fashion Week got underway in the public transport s...

Chanel celebrates its artisans in glimmering Paris show

PARIS (AP) — Chanel brought its itinerant off-season fashion show the “arts and crafts,” with its swath of VIPs including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard, back to home ground in Paris on Wednesday ...

Viard's debut at Chanel ready-to-wear is crashed by comedian

PARIS (AP) — In her first solo ready-to-wear show since Karl Lagerfeld's death, Chanel designer Virginie Viard had a lot to prove. And by recreating a sprawling Parisian roofscape in...

McCartney presents eco-manifesto at Paris Fashion Week show

PARIS (AP) — Riding on the increased focus on the fight against climate change, the fashion industry's eco-pioneer Stella McCartney turned parts of her Paris Fashion Week show into a manifesto on ecol...

Valentino channels powerful simplicity in Paris show

PARIS (AP) — A less-is-more philosophy at Valentino had celebrity guests, including American singer Camila Cabello and model Naomi Campbell, vigorously applauding. Meanwhile, Thom Br...

Guest models Mirren, Longoria energize L'Oréal fashion show

PARIS (AP) — Armed with a battalion of celebrity ambassadors, L'Oréal took over the historic Paris Mint building to stage a Paris Fashion Week extravaganza. Offerings from Elie Saab, who went 1970s, a...

Balmain channels 90s, Miyake debuts new designer in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Balmain defied the trends in designer Olivier Rousteing's rebellious ode to the 90s, serving up an infectious foot-tapping soundtrack of nostalgia in Paris' Opera Garnier. ...

Chloe gets chic as VIPs create fashion homage to Lagerfeld

PARIS (AP) — Model and singer Pixie Geldof and Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere watched from Grand Palais' front row Thursday morning in Paris as Chloe put on a spring manifesto in wearable c...

Quirks and provocations define Paris Fashion Week shows

PARIS (AP) — There were quirks and provocations galore at the second major day of Paris Fashion Week collections, as John Galliano showed why he's still a creative force to be reckoned with — and mode...