As he greeted editors backstage after the Chanel haute couture show, what was Karl Lagerfeld wearing? But, of course it was a double breasted black tuxedo jacket by Hedi Slimane – the designer of the moment in Paris.
And they are off. Applications opened Friday for aspiring talent in the LVMH Prize, the most financially beneficial annual award in fashion. Young hopefuls - limited to under 40 years - have until February 4 to apply.
The leading US dictionary Merriam-Webster named "feminism" its word of 2017, a nod to events from politics to fashion as women's causes have taken the stage amidst a backdrop of sexual misconduct allegations.
The Fashion Museum in Bath has added to its collection of trailblazing items with a Dior piece as Dress of the Year, although the 'dress' is actually a jacket, skirt and slogan tee saying “we should all be feminists”.