Above (left to right): Chanel, Givenchy, Lacroix

The couture shows are underway in Paris. Check out WWD's coverage of the presentations.

Chanel: An enormous set of nonfunctioning organ pipes constructed in the rotunda of the grand Palais set the mood for Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel collection on Tuesday morning. From where his guests sat, it made for an expensive curiosity, one clarified as the models started walking.... [continues]

Givenchy: What's most interesting about Riccardo Tisci's approach to couture is that he rejects the haute genre's traditional ladyfied ways in favor of a next-generation sportswear approach. It was a bold stance to take when he arrived at Givenchy, one he has developed with distinction into something that now seems worthy of the couture mantle.... [continues]

Christian Lacroix: "Don't say that you adore me, don't, unless you love me" came the plaintive request from the soundtrack. Which begs the question, what's not to love?... [continues]

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