Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Designers Bid Farewell To The Carrousel Du Louvre - 16/06/10

Many fashion designers are saying goodbye to the famous Carrousel du Louvre, which has been host to countless Haute Couture and Pret-a-porter shows in the past. The Carrousel, constructed specifically 16 years ago for the presentation of fashion shows, will no longer be used as designers look to more unique and innovative venues to stage their shows.

This result has been gradual, but was really hit on the head as the magical Grand Palais reopened its doors in 2005, stealing the hearts of many luxury couture maisons for their seasonal launches. More and more designers are also looking for contemporary ‘surprise’ venues each fashion season, moving away from the traditional home of the Carrousel du Louvre and bidding Au Revoir!

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