Paris Fashion Week 2017: Rihanna’s High School Rebellion

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Paris Fashion Week 2017: Rihanna’s High School Rebellion

• Paris Fashion Week, the final leg of the four-part fashion extravaganza that takes place twice a year in New York and Europe, began last Tuesday.

• At Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show on Monday, models stomped across tables at the National Library of France.

• Balenciaga’s casting directors were accused of mistreating models.

Misbehaving students inspired Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma collection.

 

CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times

It was shown at the National Library of France, and guests included Joe and Nick Jonas, as well as Cara Delevingne (with a new platinum blond bob).

Nicki Minaj was front row at Haider Ackermann.

But not wearing Haider Ackermann, as it turned out.

Balenciaga’s casting directors were accused of abusing models.

In an Instagram post, James Scully, an industry casting director, wrote that two people who were choosing models to walk in Balenciaga’s runway show “made over 150 girls wait in a stairwell told them they would have to stay over 3 hours to be seen and not to leave. In their usual fashion they shut the door went to lunch and turned off the lights.”

A model in Balenciaga’s fall 2017 show. CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times 

All eyes were on Comme des Garçons, whose designer, Rei Kawakubo, will be honored at the Met Gala in May.

Gisele Bündchen and Katy Perry are two of the event’s chairs. The others are Tom Brady, Ms. Bündchen’s husband; Caroline Kennedy, the former ambassador to Japan; and Pharrell Williams.

Dogs were the accessory of choice at Vivienne Westwood.

Balenciaga went for matchy-matchy.

Demna Gvasalia’s vision simplified the struggle of pairing the right bag with your outfit.

A matching bag and dress at Balenciaga. CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times

Valentino got out of “the beauty rut.”

“The Valentino aesthetic has gotten a little precious, all high-necked gossamer tulle and embroidery, and the funky shapes and shades of Memphis jazzed up the whole,” our critic wrote of the new collection.

A look from Valentino’s fall 2017 collection. CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times 

Céline left guests a tad queasy.

For a different reason than you might expect: The seats rotated as models walked down the runway.

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