PARIS — Two American designers will get the last word on Paris Fashion Week.
Marc Jacobs is slated to show his latest collection for Louis Vuitton on Oct. 7, followed by Ralph Rucci, who will show his spring-summer ready-to-wear line in the French capital for the first time.
"I'm honored, as I was honored years ago to be admitted to the couture calendar, to be closing the season, and I hope my work befits the moment," said Rucci, who has shown high fashions here for five seasons. "By showing in Paris, I hope to grow an international presence."
A spokeswoman for Jacobs said he opted for a later time slot for Vuitton because he wanted an evening mood for the show. As reported, the Vuitton collection is said to feature a collaboration with artist Richard Prince.
For the past few seasons, Vuitton has had an afternoon slot and Miu Miu closed the week. This season, the temporary schedule has Miu Miu at 3 p.m. The schedule, subject to change, is chockablock, but with major shows spread over seven days, unlike Milan, which is extremely compacted. Christian Dior, typically on a Tuesday, has shifted to Monday, Oct. 1, a day that also features Vivienne Westwood, Martin Margiela and Yohji Yamamoto.
Paris Fashion Week is also welcoming two Indian designers — Manish Arora and Anamika Khanna — plus Yamamoto's daughter, Limi Feu.
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