If there were a patron saint of fashion, it would be Anna Wintour. The British fashion mogul has been editor in chief of Vogue for three decades, and is also the artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue’s parent company.
So when Wintour gives her two cents about this year’s Spring/Summer 2019 Paris Fashion Week, it’s worth little more like two million. Her overall impression? “It was incredibly creative and incredibly powerful, and I think so many questions were being raised.” In terms of specifics, Wintour was impressed by the collapsing of men’s and women’s fashion into one runway show, and the overall efforts at houses like Maison Margiela and Balenciaga to play with the idea of gender and sexuality in their collections.
Other favorite moments focused on the spectacle of the shows themselves, including Dior’s company of dancers and a surprise performance by Jane Birkin at the Gucci show, not to mention Chanel’s beach runway, where models tread through sand with their shoes in their hands. She also gave a shout out to Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy’s new artistic director, who has had a big year since designing Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle’s wedding dress.
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