From where I sit, there are two things currently rattling the luxury fashion industry. The first: Hedi Slimane's cynical but commercially successful collections at Saint Laurent. The second, Raf Simon's decision to leave Dior after a mere three and a half years.
So it's confirmed. There is indeed an Absolutely Fabulous movie in the works with the entire original cast from Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edie (Jennifer Saunders) to long-suffering Saffy (Julia Sawalha), ditzy Bubble (Jane Horrocks) and Gran (June Whitfield) returning.
It's fashion week here in Paris and outside virtually every show venue is the usual circus of attendees, bodyguards, drivers, celebrities and street style bloggers, the latter either seeking to photograph or be photographed.
A glittery car wash entrance sign pointing to the model's crotch... Perhaps Jeremy Scott thought he was being clever, original even. Or perhaps he was simply pandering to Katy Perry in the hopes of designing the costumes for her next tour.
The Luxe Chronicles is a collection of interviews, profiles and musings on various aspects of the luxury industry and occasionally, a rant on our celebrity obsessed culture and the dumbing down of our collective sense of style and esthetic.