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Fashion News Round-Up: Fashion History is Made at Louis Vuitton’s Paris Show, Instagram IRL at Moncler, and the Victoria’s Secret X Balmain Collab

Friday 06 October 2017

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Words Alice Bell

Spindle rounds up a whirlwind week in fashion with news from Paris Fashion Week – see what’s been going on at Louis Vuitton and elsewhere…

Janaye Furman Makes History as the First Black Woman to Open the Show at Louis Vuitton

It’s only taken 163 years but Louis Vuitton closed out Paris fashion week by sending the beautiful Janaye Furman down the runway as their opening model. It was the model’s first opening show, and she wrote excitedly on Instagram ‘I’m so glad more women of color are rocking the runways. It’s so important that we stand up for ourselves and make a difference in this world.’ We couldn’t have put it better ourselves, Janaye.

What a blessing!! Wow! This is such an incredible and unbelievable moment! Not only for my first opening show to be Louis Vuitton but to make history as the first African American girl to open LV?!! Thank you @nicolasghesquiere @louisvuitton, @marieameliesauve, @paulhanlonhair, @patmcgrathreal, @ashleybrokaw and thank you to absolutely every person involved. Thank you God and everyone for all of the amazing support! I’m so glad more women of color are rocking the runways. It’s so important that we stand up for ourselves and make a difference in this world. I’m so happy I was able to tell this beautiful story. I mean look at that coat! #louisvuitton is always #major. @WoodkidMusic @premiermodels @3mmodels @elitenyc @hookerthebooker @alexiacheval @okjanelle @hottattack #LouisVuitton #nicolasguesquiere #openinglook #exclusive #godisgood #blessed #PFW #janayefurman #ss18 #otto #modelsofcolor #firstblackgirl #heyjanaye #LVSS18 #blacklivesmatter #africanamerican #represent #makinghistory #shadesofblackness

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Also at Louis Vuitton – Stranger Things Makes an Appearance It turns out we’re not the only ones with a Netflix addiction – fashion giant Louis Vuitton is in on the magic as well! The fashion house showcased a look featuring one of the promotional t-shirts for Netflix hit Stranger Things’s new season, featuring a design that riffs on 1980s movie posters – in this case, Stand By Me. Does this mean binge-watching is finally fashionable? (As if we needed the excuse…)

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The Hiplet Ballerinas From Everyone’s Favourite Instagram Ballet Video Rocked the Runway at Moncler’s Paris Show Cast your mind back for a moment to May 2016, when a video of a group of young ballerinas of colour strutting their stuff to Jason Derulo took Instagram by storm. The video quickly racked up the shares online and was featured on Good Morning America, and this week the girls returned to grace Moncler’s Paris runway with their moves. Creatively helmed by artistic director Homer Bryant, the group is known for its fusion of classical ballet with hip-hop dance styles. It was a mesmerising performance – especially with the addition of the giant disco balls as a backdrop!

On the runway at @moncler. #wwdfashion #pfw #ss18 (: @jessiredale)

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Olivier Rousteing Continues to Thrive, Helming a Collaboration Between Victoria’s Secret and Balmain

The Balmain creative director has been tapped by the lingerie company to create special looks for its famous annual catwalk, plus a capsule collection that will launch to retailers on 29th November – the day after the show airs on CBS. This collab is particularly special as it marks the first time that the Victoria’s Secret brand has partnered with a fashion house on pieces to be launched in stores. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.