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8 Things We Can't Wait to See at Paris Fashion Week

Fashion Month's final stretch of shows is finally here. These are the runway debuts and events we're looking forward to most.
A shot from Larry Clark and J.W. Anderson's 'The Smell of Us.' Photo: Courtesy

A shot from Larry Clark and J.W. Anderson's 'The Smell of Us.' Photo: Courtesy

1. Lemaire
On Tuesday, Christophe Lemaire kicked off Paris Fashion Week by announcing a Uniqlo collaboration, set to hit stores this fall. On Wednesday, he'll show his first collection for his namesake line since leaving his post at Hermès last fall. It's a big week for Lemaire and co-designer/partner Sarah-Linh Tran, who are looking to take the Lemaire brand to another level. We're rooting for him.

2. Larry Clark and J.W. Anderson at Colette
Kids' director Larry Clark has collaborated with J.W. Anderson on "The Smell of US," a book featuring portraits of the actors who star in his latest film of the same name. (They're all styled in looks from Anderson's spring 2015 collection.) Document Journal will be hosting the launch at Colette Wednesday afternoon, where Anderson and Clark will make an appearance and some band we're too uncool to know about called Revolt will perform. Should be interesting. 

3. LVMH Prize Cocktail Reception
On Wednesday night, the 26 designers on the LVMH Prize shortlist will get a chance to show off their goods to the industry's elite. We're looking forward to seeing the collections of Craig Green, Orley and Arthur Arbesser up close. 

4. Carven's Duo Debut
Just this week, Carven announced that not one, but two artistic directors will replace Guillaume Henry at the label, which saw great success under his watch. Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud have been working together at the brand for a very short time -- Martial's official first day was only Monday -- so it's safe to say that this will be a transitional collection for the fashion house. Although that doesn't mean the fashion crowd won't be watching closely. 

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5. 'Jeanne Lanvin' at the Palais Galliéra
The latest fashion exhibition to hit Paris is dedicated to the house Jeanne Lanvin built more than 125 years ago. It opens to the public on Sunday, March 8; but on Friday night, current Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz will host the week's most glittery party.

6. Guillaume Henry's First Nina Ricci Show
Credited with reviving the house of Carven, Henry decamped to Nina Ricci after Peter Copping left for Oscar de la Renta. A few week's ago, Henry did release a video as a prelude to the fall 2015 collection, which will be shown on Saturday evening. That teaser certainly left the fashion crowd curious, although it doesn't take much to build buzz around this talent. 

7. Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski Takes on Hermès
With a curriculum vitae that includes stints at Maison Martin Margiela, Céline and The Row, this creative director couldn't be better suited to design the women's collection for luxury's most well-preserved brand. Debuts are plentiful this week, but the industry might be most excited to see what Vanhee-Cybulski offers up on Monday. 

8. Vanessa Seward
The French designer has spent the last three years designing capsule collections for her friends at A.P.C. Now, with the backing of A.P.C. cofounder Jean Touitou, she's breaking out on her own. Tuesday will mark the first showing of her namesake label.  

Note: This post has been updated to reflect that Alexis Martial, not Adrien Caillaudaud, started at Carven this week.