From catwalk to computer – did we just witness the end of fashion shows?

Ralph & Russo
Ralph & Russo

In the old days – six months ago – Paris couture unfolded twice a year in the pomp and gilt of Parisian mansions, hotels and, in the summer season, embassy gardens or the parks of museums that had been closed to the public for the day. Access was tightly controlled – big spending clients who had been vetted by the individual houses to ensure they weren’t too obviously linked to criminal activities, and influential media outlets with the “right”profile.

This time it all happened on a screen near you and everyone was invited.

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