By  on January 21, 2019

PARIS — “Fluctuat nec mergitur”: The Latin motto of the city of Paris, which translates as “Beaten by the waves, but does not founder,” once again feels timely after being used as a rallying cry following the 2015 terrorist attacks.

The Paris haute couture shows kick off on Monday after more than two months of violent demonstrations by gilets jaunes antigovernment protesters that have left the French capital bloodied and bruised, with many businesses struggling to survive after being vandalized and watching their holiday sales evaporate.

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