ADDS Extinction Rebellion protest
Dior swaddled its models in cocooning kaftans Tuesday to protect them from an uncertain world, in the first big fashion show staged in virus-hit Paris in nearly seven months.
Three hundred masked movers and shakers braved the drizzle to worship at the “cathedral of Dior”, as wags dubbed the pavilion with stained glass windows the mythic French brand built in the Tuileries Garden for the occasion.
If the first major live catwalk show in the world’s style capital since the lockdown was meant to be a celebration of fashion, no one told the choir.
A dozen sopranos screeched out an ear-splitting mourning dirge as the models winced by, dodging an Extinction Rebellion protester who briefly unfurled a banner proclaiming, “We are all fashion victims”.
The mounting atonal music was strangely at