Is Paris Fashion Week cancelled in 2021?

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Ah, Paris. As well as being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the city of love is also the home to one of fashion’s most coveted events – Paris Fashion Week (PFW) – but is it still happening in 2021?

Like its sister events in London, Milan and New York, the shows at the French capital have been up in the air over the pandemic due to restrictions.

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Here, we fill you in on whether PFW is still going ahead in 2021.

Is Paris Fashion Week cancelled in 2021?

Despite the pandemic, PFW went ahead with a digital-first showcase last year. We’re happy to share that this year’s showcase has been confirmed as well and will also be digital-first.

There will also be 37 physical shows and many of our favourite designers who opted out of the event in previous years are returning. Balenciaga is one. Rick Owens, who showed his recent collections in Venice, and Valentino, which stayed in Italy for a couple of years are coming back.

Saint Laurent, which opted to release collections at its own pace in light of the pandemic, is going to be part of the upcoming event as well — something we’re so excited about.

Many PFW staples such as Louis Vuitton, Loewe, and Dior are also doing physical shows. It’s worth noting though that Celine, now headed by Hedi Slimane, will not be part of the event.

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What date is Paris Fashion Week 2021?

There will be three different showcases for PFW this year.  The event will start off with menswear, which will be held from 22 to 27 June. The provisional calendar for these shows can be found here.

That will be followed by Haute Couture from 5 to July. And the last series of shows will be for Womenswear from 27 September to 5 October.

Can we watch the shows in the comfort of our homes like last year? 

How to watch Paris Fashion Week 2021

Since PFW is digital-first again this year, we can definitely catch the shows sans tickets. Take part in this year’s fashion festivities simply by tuning into the official Paris Fashion Week website during the dates above.

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Which designers are presenting collections at Paris Fashion Week 2021?

We’re already keeping an eye out for some of our favourite French fashion houses — Chloe, Isabel Marant, and Jacquemus. Of course, we’re also just as excited to see the vanguards: CHANEL, Dior, Givenchy, and more.

Schiaparelli, Vivienne Westwood, Jill Sander, and more are also on our to-watch list. 

If we missed any of your favourite designers out, you can check out to see if they’ll be part of Paris Fashion Week 2021 here.