Facts You Didn’t Know About Paris Fashion Week

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As the birthplace of Haute Couture, master ateliers, and the modern fashion show as we know it, the city of lights is hailed as the epicenter of fashion for a reason. While the fashion showing has existed for around 170 years, the catwalk extravaganza we know today came to life in the ’70s and has since acted as a biannual reminder of the historical influence Paris has on fashion and culture as a whole. Through a series of audacious runways and elaborate spectacles, the reputation of Paris Fashion Week continues to cultivate a grandiose theatricality in its shows built on the backs of history’s great couturiers. As Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 rolls out, CR uncovers some of its most fascinating facts, and how it all began.

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