Some designers simply pop their heads out from behind the curtains; others grab a model and proudly march the length of the catwalk. Whatever the method, as tradition goes, the show is only over once the designer has taken his or her bow. Which is why the unexpected no-show of Christophe Decarnin at the end of the Balmain show left guests floundering in the dark.
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?"