Jewelry Houses Show Latest Collections in Paris

PARIS — With seasonal calendars turned upside-down by the coronavirus pandemic, a number of jewelry houses took advantage of recent activity in Paris to show off their latest pieces, including Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chaumet, Dior, Chopard and Messika.

Francesca Amfitheatrof jetted into the French capital to present her second high-jewelry collection, “Stellar Times,” for Vuitton, taking to the private salon of the house’s Place Vendôme flagship to present the pieces, then hosting a dinner at the Ritz with celebrities including Alicia Vikander and Catherine Deneuve, as well as clients and members of the press.

For the previous collection — her first at the label — the designer had sought to lay the groundwork for an assertive proposition.

“I felt it needed to be a very clear, historical medieval women, to put the stake in the ground — it was a new moment,” she recalled.

“Here I wanted to reinforce the

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The spring/summer 2021 collections were all about the OTT accessories

There are a few inevitabilities you can expect from each and every bi-annual fashion month.

Among them are a gaggle of fashion press and influencers dressed to the nines, a stream of outré ensembles all with unattainable price tags attached and a serious surge of sartorial envy.

And not even a global pandemic could rain on fashion’s parade this year, as across the four major fashion cities, the It crowd descended in their Sunday best ready to attend the first-ever ‘phy-gital’ fashion month.

The highlight of the four-week hybrid spring/summer 2021 event? Accessories.

alice + olivia Spring/Summer 2021 (IMAXtree)

Matching masks

Matchy-matchy face coverings made a solid showing in all four cities. In New York, alice+olivia’s creative director Stacey Bendet matched masks with outfits in a fun 2020 twist. A technicoloured dreamcoat was styled with a co-ordinating mask, as was a monochrome ensemble,

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