Front-row guests including Grace Coddington
, Salma Hayek
(with a bandaged ankle, no less) and Charlotte Gainsbourg
took to their feet for the duration of the show. The result was a crowd resembling not so much a fashion show audience as a pious congregation.
Amazing Balenciaga Show by Nicolas Ghesquiere! All standing like in a church! Anna Dello Russo
tweeted. The Church of Balenciaga
debacle did yield one unanticipated bonus: a better view of front-row outfits.
Elsewhere in Paris, chins are still wagging over the question of who may assume the helm at Christian Dior
. President Sidney Toledano declined to share his plans for a successor to John Galliano
with the Telegraph. We will have news in the next few weeks, he said. Expect all eyes on Diors show at 1:30 GMT... hopefully from a seated vantage.
Check back after the Dior show for our review