Pierre Bergé, the partner of Yves Saint Laurent who passed away last fall, must be turning in his grave. After Yves retired, he spent a decade predicting haute couture's demise. Instead it has rarely looked healthier.
From Jean Paul Gaultier to Elie Saab, designers attended the Elysee Palace for dinner on Monday, as Macron sought to further boost one of the country's most profitable sectors with an appeal to brands from far and wide.
New York Fashion Week boasts the lengthiest official calendar of any major season anywhere, yet when editors and buyers take their seats on Monday morning the overall feeling will be of attending a season in retreat.