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Galeries Lafayette Planning Paris Fashion Week Stunt

On Sept. 24, graffiti artist André Saraiva will rope down the facade of the flagship to tag a giant billboard designed by Jean-Paul Goude.

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SKY WRITER: French department store Galeries Lafayette has teamed up with graffiti artist André Saraiva to celebrate Paris Fashion Week, which kicks off Sept. 24.

Saraiva is to rope down the 92-foot-high facade of the Boulevard Haussmann flagship at 8 p.m. that evening to tag the giant billboard designed by Jean-Paul Goude that reads “Mode in Love.” The acrobatics will be accompanied by a live performance of British electro band Citizens.

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Five teasers featuring designers, models, dancers and fashion aficionados will go live on the store’s Web site and Facebook page on Sept. 4. These include videos clips of the Le-Tan siblings — Olympia and Cléo — walking around the beauty space and the book shop, respectively, while actress Hailey Gates was shot on the designer floor.

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