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Paris Fashion Week Braves Challenges

PARIS — Paris Fashion Week kicks off today amid a troubled political and economic climate, with the fashion world still mourning the death last week of Karl Lagerfeld, a colossus who dominated the industry for half a century.
The German designer was cremated Friday in a private ceremony in Nanterre, on the outskirts of Paris,in the presence of senior Chanel officials, industry executives and friends.
Chanel, in a death notice in French daily Le Figaro, said “a farewell ceremony will take place at a later date,” but so far has not provided details. The couturier, who died on Tuesday, always made clear he did not want a public funeral.
Ralph Toledano, president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, French fashion’s governing body, said it has not planned any memorial event. “It would have been completely contrary to his wishes,” he told WWD.
With 76 runway shows and 29 presentations on the official calendar between now and March 5, the packed Paris schedule features the return of Lanvin under new creative director Bruno Sialleli, and Nina Ricci with Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh at the helm.
Also new to Paris this season is Louise Trotter, presenting her first collection as creative

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