INVITATION ONLY:  Aouadi, Guo Pei and Iris Van Herpen have been elected new guest members to the couture calendar in Paris this January, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture said on Thursday.

It marks a return to couture week for Van Herpen, a Dutch designer who has been showing in the French capital since January 2011. She started showing during the rtw week with her spring 2014 collection. As of next season, she’ll focus on her couture presentation while continuing her rtw line.

Yacine Aouadi, the 35-year-old Balmain alumnus behind the Aouadi label, presented his first couture collection off calendar in Paris in July.

Guo, a Chinese designer who recently launched her own studio in Paris, called Guo Pei SAS, has been put on the international fashion map earlier this year by Rihanna. The singer donned one of her designs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala.

Paris couture week is set to run from Jan. 24 to 29.

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