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Chambre Syndicale Releases Paris Menswear Fall 2008 Runway Show Schedule

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DALLAS, Dec 12, 2007 / FW / — Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine, the Fédération française de la couture’s arm that governs menswear in Paris released the tentative schedule for the Fall 2008 /Winter 2009 runway show schedule.

With 44 names on the official calendar alone, the four-day event’s schedule is packed from the first day onwards.

Opening the season is French designer Gaspard Yurkievich, known for his edgy sensuality. Romain Kremer unveils his collection next, followed by two of the biggest names in French fashion – Louis Vuitton and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Number (N)ine, known for its rock & roll vision is followed by the well-known and highly respected Yohji Yamamoto. Dries Van Noten graces Paris menswear again this season; while Givenchy ends the day at Hôtel Choiseul-Praslin.

Junya Watanabe opens day 2 with a 10:00 AM show, followed by Blaak and Damir Doma. Kris Van Assche, the new star of Paris menswear presents is eponymous line at 1:00 PM, followed by newcomer Kiminori Morishita.

Sandwiched between two Japanese designer is French house Rykiel Homme, which is followed by Comme de Garcons Homme Plus. Kenzo, Ute Ploier, Bruno Pieters and John Galliano take the rest of the evening while Walter Van Beirondonck closed the evening.

The third day promises so much excitement with a mixture of emerging designers and established houses in the line up. Jeroen Van Tuyl continues his rise to stardom with a show at 10:00 AM followed by Miharayasuhiro.

Juun J, who wowed the Paris crowd last season, is back with a 12:00 noon time with Henrik Vibskov right after him. Ann Demeulemeester, always a favorite by the Paris crowd unveils her collection at 2:00 PM, followed by Attachment, Eric Lebon, Woods & Woods, Emanuel Ungaro, Petar Petrov, and Hermes, with Raf Simons closing the day.

But, don’t leave yet! The last day has Unity, Lanvin, Agnes B, Armand Basi, Wintle, Masatomo, Bernhard Willhelm, Paul Smith, Wooyoungmi, Dior, Francesco Smalto and David Kurtis. Dior is back on the runway after a one-season hiatus.

[MARI DAVIS]