PARIS — Printemps is sporting a new look this fall.
But this is no mere facelift for the 145-year-old store, despite several months of major renovation work entailing the closure of entire floors, the replacement of 13 escalators and the restoration of the Art Nouveau facade to its previous gilded glory. The recently completed renovation is part of an ambitious, wide-ranging overhaul to turn Printemps into an upscale shopping destination targeting fashion-conscious visitors from Paris and beyond.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"