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“It’s very difficult to sum up in 3 seconds, 150 years of fashion and 20 centuries of taste”, says Maria Luisa Poumaillou, one of the most important and influential people in the fashion industry. She has been widely recognized for her distinctive eye for talent and cutting edge buying choices. She began in 1988 leading the way in specialized multi-brand boutiques when she established her eponymous store Maria Luisa on Rue Cambon, being one of the first to support talents of the likes of Nicolas Ghesquière, Martin Margiela, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano and to bring Manolo Blahnik shoes to France exclusively in 1998.
Since 2004 Maria Luisa boutiques have been operating successfully in Hong Kong and Qatar. In 2009 the Paris boutique moved to the famous luxury department store Printemps and that same year Maria Luisa launched her own collection, which carries her comfortable, chic style and her exceptional take on fashion. CLICK TO READ THE INTERVIEW ON NOWFASHION.COM
Superman's home planet was the first thing that came to mind when you entered the Grand Palais; and even though there was no superhero inspiration, you can always count on Karl Lagerfeld to take you to another world when it comes to Chanel. The designer thought about the beauty and modernity of nature's shapes, something he already said last season regarding his marine set up, but this time he clearly referred to the giant crystalline sculptures with tones of deep purple and grey that decorated the runway.