Live shows to return to Paris fashion week after a pandemic pause

The world is still in a fight with the deadly coronavirus and so far the pandemic has created a loss in all sectors worldwide. When it comes to the events, and cultural programs, the digital functions are shutting down and the events are returning back to older days where people enjoy watching the live shows.

After the Fashion Weeks in New York, London, and Milan, now it is the turn of Paris. This year, the biggest fashion event- Paris fashion week will be open to the public under strict Covid protocols. Mandatory masks still are in place at the venue of the show which is expected to start on October 5.

The French capital will host around 30 ‘physical’ fashion parades in the coming week. Out of 97 shows organized on the official calendar, around one-third will invite the public. Attendants must carry a health pass with them. Dior, Chanel, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton are among the biggest names hosting shows in the event along with other big brands joining them.  A majority of the 97 houses registered for Paris Fashion Week, some two-thirds are sticking to online presentations for their women’s spring-summer 2022 collections.

A favorite of supermodel Naomi Campbell, Nigerian Kenneth Ize will kick things off on Monday with a show at the Palais de Tokyo. Along with that, Saint Laurent is also back with a live show. The fashion house was the first major label to quit the Paris Fashion official calendar when the pandemic hit. Despite that, this year, the live show will be performed in Paris. Some cat-walks have been planned to conduct virtually also and that includes a French designer, Marine Serre who is organizing a virtual catwalk.

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Last year’s shows were held largely online but some houses including Dior and Chanel went ahead with limited and distanced live shows during the autumn break in the pandemic.