The Cat’s Meow

From an accessories-laden fairground carousel at Chanel to an extraordinary stark-white tented environment at YSL, this season’s catwalks or fashion show venues, if you prefer, were as impressive as the collections they housed. Above: Alexander McQueen called his show ‘The girl who lived in a tree’. The set was inspired by environmental artist Christo.

Chanel Karl Lagerfeld’s merry-go-round for Chanel under the domes of the Grand Palais, swapped the horses for handbags, camellias, tweed jackets and other Chanel icons.

YSL White fabric was stretched taut between the floor and the domed ceiling of the Grand Palais, creating an intimate tented environment within the cavernous space.

Vivienne Westwood chose the Salon Impérial within the Westin Hotel (previously the Intercontinental) a favourite of old-school couturiers.

Hermès A 70-metre-long custom-made Persian carpet that ran the entire length of the runway and up the end wall was particularly notable.



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