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French Fashion Federation Marks 150th Anniversary

PARIS — Guests arriving at the Petit Palais at the end of a marathon last day of Paris couture shows were surprised to find Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo in the receiving line for a cocktail party celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
The Socialist politician was flanked by federation president Pascal Morand and fellow hosts including Bruno Pavlovsky, president of fashion at Chanel, and Francesca Bellettini, chief executive officer of Yves Saint Laurent. Hidalgo said she tries to attend fashion industry events whenever her schedule allows.
“I completely support [the federation]. We work together very, very well,” she said, adding she was tied up this week with a meeting of the city council, which approved the construction of a temporary structure next to the Eiffel Tower where Chanel will stage its catwalk shows once the Grand Palais closes for renovations in 2020.
Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren were getting ready for a vacation after their show, which marked the 25th anniversary of the Viktor & Rolf brand. Snoeren has signed up for kitesurfing lessons near Lisbon, while Horsting was going on a Mediterranean cruise. “It’s basically a floating club with a lot of men dancing,”

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