Lebanese laberl Zuhair Murad is set to take part in and bring its FW21 collection to Paris Couture Week. Taking place in the French capital next month, the event marks a return of physical shows after two season of digital presentations. Eight runway events will be held by a select group of eight labels, with a limit number of invite – only guests, according to the provisional calendar published by the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode on Monday.
Other Lebanese label, such Georges Hobeika, worn by Jennifer; Elie Saab, worn by Emma Stone; and Maison Rabith Kayrouz,worn by Celine Dion by are also set to hold virtual shows.
The in – person event, which will run between Monday, July 5 and Thursday, July 8, will also host other designers’ catwalk display, including Dior, Azzaro Couture, Chanel, Giorgio Armani Prive, Jean Paul Gaultier and Vaishali S. Balenciaga will also make a comeback to haute couture after 53 years with an in – person show at its historic headquarters at 10 Avenue Georges V on July 7 at 11: 30 am.
A further 25 brands, including Fendi, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab and Viktor & Rolf, are sticking with live – streamed virtual presentations despite relaxed Covid – 19 restrictions. France will allow indoor dining from June 9, and will fully lift its curfew on June 30.
Also sure to bring enthusiasm is Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean – Raymond, who will present his first couture collection in Paris as an invited guest designer of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. He will close the week with a digital show on July 8 at 8 pm, becoming the first African American designer to join the couture schedule.
While not part of the calendar, Maison Alaia, founded by the late Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia, will also make a long – awaited runway return under new designer Pieter Mulier next month. It will take place a day before the start of Paris Countre Week.