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Fashion is being transformed by the pandemic. NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley says the proof was on display at Paris Fashion Week.
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ELEANOR BEARDSLEY, BYLINE: Models strutted not on a catwalk but along the Seine River in this virtual show from designer Ami. Not a buyer in sight – they’re all watching online. Viewing collections by appointment only was another way social interaction was kept to a minimum during Paris Fashion Week. Journalist Jessica Michault says the pandemic has prompted the industry to reexamine itself.
JESSICA MICHAULT: We’re talking about seasons. We’re talking about sales. We’re talking about cycles of fashion. Does it make sense to even be doing what we’re doing the way we’re doing it?
BEARDSLEY: Author and former model Dana Thomas says the world of fashion used to turn around four seasons in the four