PARIS — Two days before the start of men’s shows here, a man crashed his car into a police van on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, rattling further a city that’s already long been on edge.No police or members of the public were hurt on Europe’s most expensive retail thoroughfare on Paris’ Right Bank as a result of the occurrence that took place at about 3:40 p.m. local time. However, the police using Twitter cautioned people to avoid the area.The zone around the Théâtre Marigny, near the Rond Point des Champs-Élysées, was evacuated. And traffic was snarled for hours in Paris as the entire avenue – home to stores such as Zara, Levi’s, Sephora, Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton – and surrounding streets were shut to traffic. Meanwhile, the metro stations lining it were closed.The perpetrator’s car contained arms and explosives, according to Gérard Collomb, France’s Minister of the Interior, speaking to journalists during a televised interview. He said that the attacker has died and an inquiry opened by the antiterrorism branch of Paris’ public prosecutors’ office.“It shows once more that the level of threat in France is extremely high,” said Collomb.The incident marks the fifth time in four months that security forces were targeted in Paris and came just hours after a car attack took place outside a mosque in London’s Finsbury Park neighborhood early Monday morning. That occurrence left one person dead and at least 10 wounded. U.K. police are investigating the incident as terrorism.Recently, lone attackers have targeted the French capital’s major tourist attractions. In early June, a man was shot after trying to attack a policeman with a hammer outside Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. A policeman was killed on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées in April, while in February, a man wielding knives lunged at soldiers patrolling the Louvre museum before being shot and injured.Monday’s occurrence came just a day after France held its second round of legislative elections.France has been in a state of emergency since the terror attacks of Nov. 13, 2015, in which gunmen killed 130 people in a series of coordinated attacks in Paris.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)