As we bid Fashion Week goodbye (gone till September), we look to its swan song city, Paris, where the academy arts mixed with fashion -- Wagner Lieder on the runway, opera singer progeny in the first row and cutom made pointe shoes.
Exhibit A: English actress Rebecca Hall, daughter of American opera singer Maria Ewing, took in Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2013 in a stretch denim tube dress (above).
Exhibit B: The Labèque Sisters.
Exhibit C: Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder on the runway setlist at Rick Owens' Japanese inspired collection.
Exhibit D: a private performance by French dancer Marie-Agnes Gillot and Vincent Chaillet at Carine Roitfeld's black tie ball at the Paris Shangri-La Hotel to celebrate her CR Fashion Book 2 issue. The ballet-centric edition features an editorial, Fancy Footwork, with NYCB dancer Faye Arthurs modelling custom-made ballet shoes (with New York Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden).