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Dior reschedules its show at Paris Fashion week following ‘yellow vests’ attack

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

12-January-2019  |  2 mins read

Dior Champs Elysees Repair Work after November looting
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The “revolutionary” French Yellow vests are making global headlines as they disrupt the Paris Men’s Fashion Week schedule, as Dior revealed that it will be moving forward its show in an announcement on Friday. This decision was made in light of the looting that happened at its flagship recently.

Dior’s menswear show for Autumn/Winter’19 will now take place a day early on January 18 at 6 p.m. rather than 5 p.m. on January 19. The luxury giant refused to make a statement if it was preponing the January 19 show to avoid trouble.

On November 26, demonstrators from the “Yellow Vests” group damaged the Dior boutique at Champs Elysees and plundered it, causing a damage worth one million euros for the brand. A graffiti declaring, “Screw the rich and immigrants,” was plastered on the walls along with slogans such as “The people want Dior”.

These protests, that started in November, are constantly directed at luxury boutiques with the front of being a revolt against massive rises in fuel prices in France.

Chanel is another brand that is frequently attacked via graffiti stating, “Yellow is the new black” and “A perfume of victory,” and has now resorted to protecting its shops through fashionably black plywood cladding.

Yellow Vest protestors in France
Image courtesy: www.thelocal.fr

US designer Thom Browne also preponed his show on Saturday to an earlier time as other brands have so far not released formal statements whether they will be affected.

Paris men’s fashion week begins on Tuesday, followed by the haute couture shows, which will continue till January 24.