Dec 042010
 
John Galliano for Christian Dior

John Galliano for Christian Dior

Each year, in January and July, Paris hosts about 30 shows during the haute couture and 30 men’s wear fashion shows and again in March and October.

Spring Summer 2011 from Monday, January 24th to Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Fall-Winter 2011 – 2012 from Monday, July 4th to Thursday, July 7th, 2011

The Federation sets the shows schedules to avoid time conflicts and to enable both the Press and the buyers to cover the entire collections.

Since 1982, the Federation has been using prestigious locations in the heart of Paris to present the shows: the Cour Carrée and Cour Napoléon in the Louvre, then the Jardin des Tuileries and later the restored Cour Carrée.

In 1994, the rooms of the Carrousel du Louvre were built after a project conceived at the initiative of the Federation, the latter being in charge of the management during collection time. Since then the Carrousel has been the central point from which the Federation sought locations close enough one from the other in order to save transportation time. As a matter of fact, the Federation provides journalists and buyers with transportation means to commute between the various fashion shows locations.

A collaboration has developed in order to organize the various show rooms exhibiting at the same time as the fashion shows and a co-ordination of the Milan and Paris schedules has taken place as well to ensure cohesion of the European presentations.

The schedule issued by the Federation is a strong visibility means for the brands as it is sent to some 2,000 journalists and to French and foreign buyers who currently attend fashion shows in Paris.

The shows in Paris are fashion highlights of the year. designers such as John Galliano demonstrate their skill in enviable surroundings

For Galliano, head designer at Christain Dior the use of the Versailles Palace was a masterstroke. For one night only, the Palace was transformed into an expression of the glory of fashion.

Of the 200 or so couture clients in the world – that’s right, only aproximately 200 people in the world can afford these clothes, among them in the audience were Kate Hudson, Sofia Coppola, Juliette Binoche, Monica Bellucci and Charlize Theron.

Spring Summer 2011 from Monday, January 24th to Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Fall-Winter 2011 – 2012 from Monday, July 4th to Thursday, July 7th, 2011

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