From the AP Bureau in Utterly Incongruoustan:
Paris designers defy economic woes
Filed at 11:34 p.m. ET
PARIS (AP) — As retail stocks plunged on Monday, Paris designers came up with antidotes to the economic blues plaguing the luxury industry.
British designer John Galliano tapped tribal influences in his ready-to-wear show for Christian Dior. Yohji Yamamoto created a haven for Zen contemplation, while Vivienne Westwood had simple advice for fashion addicts hit by the downturn: do it yourself!
French fashion label Cacharel celebrated its 50th anniversary as the Dow Jones index lost nearly 800 points.
I’ll let you know when this headline is changed to “Paris designers blindsided and rendered ridiculously irrelevant by economic woes”.
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