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The Paris Couture: A Crop of Fresh Faces Suggests New Vitality

PARIS -- The green light flashes today for the start of the Formula 1 of fashion -- the couture shows, which run here until Thursday.<P>The car-racing analogy proves useful in divining high fashion's future. According to several top executives and...

PARIS — The green light flashes today for the start of the Formula 1 of fashion — the couture shows, which run here until Thursday.

The car-racing analogy proves useful in divining high fashion’s future. According to several top executives and designers, couture is becoming a high-stakes game for a handful of elite players. Indeed, Christian Dior president Sidney”