PARIS – At the end of the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, the French fashion regulator said that this month’s Paris men’s and haute couture shows will be strictly without an audience due to coronavirus concerns.
The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode told luxury homes that they would not be able to invite guests this season after meeting the police.
In a statement to the AP on Monday, the federation said that “we confirm that no public gatherings can take place” at Paris Fashion Week, with “houses being able to hold” real “live model air shows if their events take place. held behind closed doors. “
Although Paris is not technically locked, strict restrictions are in place restricting movements at national level, including a curfew from 18:00 to 20:00. Repeated non-compliance with the rules can lead to a six-month prison sentence.
France’s second lock ended on December 15, but restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters and museums remain closed.