Category: Paris

Op-Ed Paris

Trends Book and Brands’ Identity

PARIS, Oct 6, 2006/ FW/ — More than two thirds of the Paris Prêt-à-Porter Week is now behind us and we have now a very clear view of the season’s trends, some already expressed in the New York and Milan shows, but always more blatently here in Paris, where they …
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Learning A New Subculture

PARIS, Mar 6, 2004/ FW/ — Last night, I was introduced to a hip-hop subculture by Juan, Shaun and Randall, new college graduates and aspiring stylists, to the gay African-American subset of hip-hop. Hip-hop, which had become part of the American mainstream youth culture started after 1965, the year of …
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Tom Ford’s Heirs

PARIS, Mar 5, 2004/ FW/ — An Italian daily reported yesterday that three young designers would be taking over the responsibilities of Tom Ford for the Gucci Group. According to the news item, Alessandra Fachinetti will be responsible for the women’s line, John Ray will take over the men’s line, …
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Truth In Advertising

PARIS, Mar 4, 2004/ FW/ — Something unfortunate happened to me today. My wallet was stolen, together with my credit cards! In an instant, I went from a fashion editor to lost and broke. But, thank goodness to American Express and Bank of America, everything was all right within one …
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The Heat Is On

PARIS, Mar 3, 2004/ FW/ — The second day of the Paris season is the first big day with Balenciaga, Vivienne Westwood, Marithé + François Girbaud, Girbaud, Christian Dior, Costume National, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Rochas and Issey Miyake by Naoki Takizawa on the line up. It was also the day of …
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Passion for Fashion

PARIS, Mar 2, 2004/ FW/ — Twelve emerging designers showed on the first day of the Paris season and in all of the shows, Didier Grumbach, President of the Chambre Syndicale, France’s fashion governing body, was in attendance. A French gentleman who has a dignified bearing, Didier Grumbach is in-charge …
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The Lady In Black

PARIS, Mar 1, 2004/ FW/ — I was still in the process of checking in my hotel when they handed me three plastic bags of invitations that they have been holding for me. That is one thing I like about the hotel we stay in here in Paris. During the …
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Trials & Tribulations Before Paris Fashion Week

DALLAS, Feb 29, 2004 / FW/ — Less than 8 hours before I board a plane to go to Paris, my Microsoft Outlook crashed on me! All my emails, my contact list and my appointments gone in the blink of an eye! In this technological world, I am one of …