Rights groups applaud the decision as a victory for individual and religious freedom.
Revenues dropped 15 percent, despite the "first signs of improving trends in mainland China.”
Guests arriving at the Chanel show at the Grand Palais were greeted by giant sculptures of whales and seashells, prompting musings about aquatic encounters.
Natalia Vodianova, Ciara and Jessica Biel sat front row at the spring show.
The 65-year-old Academy Award winner is the brand’s first-ever celebrity endorser.
The postponement gives the council time to clarify what fur goods would be covered by the ban and solicit information from retailers.
The designer won a gold medal in both the shot put and the javelin, and a silver medal in the discus, all in the over-90 age category.