It's the final stop of a unique fashion month. With New York, London, and Milan under our belts, it's time to shine a light on the exciting looks and fresh trends coming out of the fashion capital, Paris—a finale always worth waiting for.
Whether designers opted for virtual runways or presented intimate shows, the spring/summer 2021 collections provided countless covetable looks that reflected the real world's changing perspectives. We saw many designers leaning into the theme of comfort (with loosened silhouettes from Chloe to Dior) and designers such as Louis Vuitton proving that wearing your political beliefs can be veritably chic. There was also an overarching sense of optimism and freedom in this season's collections—from the pops of bold color to the high volume silhouettes—providing a much-needed spark of hope and excitement.
Ahead, we're highlighting some of the fresh, new trends straight out of Paris that we're most excited about for spring/summer 2021 featuring designers from Chanel to Loewe to Miu Miu. If you can't wait until next season to get your hands on these cool styles, then you can shop them now with our picks below.
France's national health authority said Friday that it had approved the Covid-19 vaccine produced by Moderna for people 18 and older, clearing the way for a second option in the country's highly criticised inoculation campaign.
The French green light comes two days after EU officials approved the Moderna vaccine, which also won the backing of UK regulators on Friday.
France's government has come under fire for a sluggish start to vaccinations which have been tangled in red tape and left France lagging behind European neighbours such as Britain and Germany.
Fewer than 50,000 people have been given a vaccine since December 27, compared with hundreds of thousands in Germany within the same timespan and more than 1.3 million in the UK, which began vaccinations slightly earlier.
"We want to go faster," Health Minister Olivier Véran said on Thursday, defending the bureaucratic safeguards initially imposed to ensure a safe rollout but saying procedures would be simplified.
France has pre-ordered 200 million doses of different Covid-19 vaccines, more than enough to cover its entire 67-million strong population.
Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday announced a new government target of 1 million inoculations by the end of January.
Castex also announced that more people are set to become eligible for the jab, including the over-75s and handicapped people in care homes.
But scepticism about vaccines in France is making the government's task harder.
Only 40% of French people want to take the vaccine compared with 77% in Britain, according to an opinion poll last week by Ipsos Global Advisor in partnership with the World Economic Forum.
A slow vaccination campaign risks jeopardising France's recovery from an unprecedented economic slump in a time of peace.
France's National Academy of Medicine last week said the government was taking "excessive precautions". Government officials have said vaccinating in care homes was complex logistically.
As the French government rolls out its Covid-19 vaccination campaign, we’re putting the focus on the country's response. While many pandemic-weary nations view this fast-tracked medical breakthrough as light at the end of a year-long tunnel, France remains the most vaccine-averse country in the world. According to opinion polls, some 58 percent of French citizens are currently stating that they won't be getting the jab. This reluctance goes back almost as far as vaccines themselves. We take a closer look.
Two lockdowns and a new extended ban on reopening have left French restaurateurs struggling to stay afloat as industry groups warn of mass bankruptcies. Nearly two-thirds of French restaurants and cafés say they fear they may have to shut down definitively. FRANCE 24's James André reports on what he's been hearing from Paris restaurant owners.
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