Hot off the heels of the menswear shows, Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week opens today with a four-day schedule of events including a combination of livestreamed and physical shows.
Dior, Chanel and Zuhair Murad are among the houses hosting in-person shows this season.
Balenciaga is also set to join the schedule this week, presenting a couture collection for the first time in over 50 years.
Meanwhile, New York-based label Pyer Moss will make history when the brand’s founder and creative head Kerby Jean-Raymond becomes the first Black American designer to present at Paris Haute Couture Week. His show — while staged at the former home of Madam C.J. Walker in Irvington New York the day before — will close the event with a livestream on Friday evening Paris local time.
Born in 1867, Walker was a self-made Black entrepreneur and social activist. She made her fortune by creating a line of haircare and beauty products for Black women.