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Note:  Just want to say that my heart and thoughts go out to the people of Paris and France who are dealing not only with another national lockdown but the horror of these gruesome terrorist attacks. 



I’m a  little late for my annual review of Paris Fashion Week which wrapped up last month.  Since so much of it was virtual, it took me a while to go through all the designers and their videos.


Even after all this research I really couldn’t tell you what is IN or OUT for the coming season, and it really doesn’t matter because none of us will have too many places to wear any of it anyway!


Like life right now, this fall’s fashion featured more theatre of the absurd than usual, and below I have showcased some of my favourites examples.


Perfect for social distancing in the office! (Thom Browne couture 2020)

Thom Browne

New York designer Thom Browne is known for his elite suit collections. This is only the second year that he has produced a women’s line for Paris where he also showcased suits.


I can’t even guess what’s the cow, and giraffe heads (feature pic) are about!

Comme des garçons

I am partial to this the wacky Japanese designer below with the French name – Comme des garçons (translates literally as “Like Boys”)  but I cannot imagine too many boys (or girls) wearing these outfits.



Hmmm! No words.


Ok whaaaat?

Is this the new hazmat suit? Do I still need a mask?


I admit I might have been one of the last women to ditch shoulder pads in the late 1980’s but Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga seems to have launched a comeback.


This dress allows you to poke the eye of anyone who comes too close! Get away!



Ok, at least they could have made the sleeves symmetrical in this next design?


Dutch designers Viktor and Rolf, Fall 2020

Alexis Mabille

Pink WAS a very popular colour at the show, and this French designer below created a video using just one model who showcased his collection in a pink fuchsia box.

Stunning designs also.

You can watch the Video HERE



Alexis Mabille Fall and Winter 2020



Thankfully Dior’s couture 2020 collection was very Dior; elegant, sophisticated.

It stole the show with a video in storytelling format titled Le Mythe Dior.  

It features miniature versions of the house’s 37 newest couture creations – an homage to Théâtre de la Mode, the 1945 event which saw some of Paris’s most talented couturiers create miniature doll-sized versions of their creations to promote French couture across the globe during the war.

The video is enchanting. Take a look.

Dior Video

That’s a wrap from My Paris Fashion File.

Now please excuse me while I go and try on my new giraffe head!

A la prochaine mes amis!




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  1. Gretchen Greene O'Brien on November 1, 2020 at 8:26 am

    I’m definitely NOT on the same page as those Paris Fashion Designers!!! They live in another world than I do! Does anyone really buy these fashions?

    • Diana Bishop on November 3, 2020 at 11:27 am

      So crazy right? I find it so much fun to see what they have come up with though. Thanks Gretchen, Diana

      • Joalle on December 20, 2020 at 9:20 am

        This is a late comment …but my husband fell off the sofa laughing when he saw these photos. I’ve seen him shaking his head at other magazine “fashion” photos. I’m all for playfulness but whatever happened to elegance, chic, fine tailoring? These designers are talented, but why do they sell out their talent and artistry for these unwearable costumes that give them 5 minutes of fame and then are quickly forgotten?

        • Diana Bishop on December 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm

          I know… aren’t they hysterical. All theatre!
          I always have such a good time watching the shows in Fashion week. I skip the Spring show but the fall show is always entertaining to say the least. Maybe when I get back to Paris, I will splurge to get into one of these shows where I will believe it when I see it!

  2. Shardie Stevenson on November 1, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Thank God for Dior!
    I love giraffes but I’m not wearing one on my head!!

    I remember when we went to a fashion show a couple of years ago…. haute couture can be so silly!! 🤣🤣🤣

    • Diana Bishop on November 3, 2020 at 11:28 am

      You are hilarious! Diana

  3. Lucy Bertoldi on November 3, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Hi Diana! Your post has me in stitches!! Thank goodness for Dior! Also love all the exciting stuff happening on your post- I’m hoping to be available on the 10th… Have a great rest of the week!

    • Diana Bishop on November 3, 2020 at 11:27 am

      Hi Luci!
      I am so glad that you liked it. I do get a kick out of the fashion world.
      I do hope you can join us for the interview! I am looking so forward to starting this series. Thank you for the comment. Love hearing from you, Diana

  4. Thomas on November 15, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Sujet présenté brillamment, façon haute couture. Bravo Diana pour nous faire rêver avec la fashion week.
    Dior, J’adore!

    Le film a été tourné à Ninfa, non loin de Rome, la région est splendide.
    Voilà une belle idée de voyage, après Cannes…
    Amicalement, Astrid

    • Diana Bishop on November 16, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      Merci Astrid,
      Ca fait trop longtemps que nous ne sommes pas parlées et vues! Tu me manques énormément!
      J’espère que tout va bien avec la famille Thomas malgré les circonstances.
      Je n’ai pas beaucoup de nouvelles. La vie continue jour par jour mais sans la joie de planifier mon voyage à Cannes.
      Reste bien et en sécurité. Bizous! Diana

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