Vogue World heads to Paris for blowout fashion and Olympics-infused bash

Paris, France - Vogue World, one of the major fashion events of the year, hits Paris on Sunday, bringing together top French designers for a rare joint show themed around the Olympics.

A picture taken in Paris on August 30, 2023 shows people walking and taking pictures at Place Vendome. Vogue is set to host a joint fashion show, dubbed Vogue World, on Paris' Place Vendome on Sunday.
A picture taken in Paris on August 30, 2023 shows people walking and taking pictures at Place Vendome. Vogue is set to host a joint fashion show, dubbed Vogue World, on Paris' Place Vendome on Sunday.  © MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP

Here's what we know about the event in this summer's Olympic host city!

The event, to be attended by 500 hand-picked guests in the glitzy Place Vendome, comes midway through Paris Fashion Week's menswear and haute couture shows.

The date was not chosen at random, with June 23 being International Olympic Day.

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The idea is to match different sports (such as cycling, gymnastics, tennis, taekwondo, and breakdancing) with eras of French fashion since 1924, the last time the Games were held in Paris.

There have been two Vogue World events in the past – a New York street fair in 2022 and a homage to London's theatre scene in 2023.

With Vogue's magazine business struggling to stay relevant in the online world, Wintour is looking to entertainment spectacles to keep the brand alive.

Front-row tickets for the New York event cost $3,000. Prices have not been revealed for this week's show.

Which celebrities are coming to Vogue World in Paris?

(From l. to r.) Doja Cat, Sabrina Carpenter, Laura Harrier, Dove Cameron, Ansel Elgort, Kourtney Kardashian, and Travis Barker attend Vogue World: New York on September 12, 2022, in New York City.
(From l. to r.) Doja Cat, Sabrina Carpenter, Laura Harrier, Dove Cameron, Ansel Elgort, Kourtney Kardashian, and Travis Barker attend Vogue World: New York on September 12, 2022, in New York City.  © Sean Zanni/Getty Images for Vogue/AFP Sean Zanni / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The guest list is also a secret, but the promotional video features top models Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, and actor Isabelle Huppert, trying their hands at several sports.

Most of the 500 seats are reserved for A-listers, with the proceedings hosted by British model and actor Cara Delevingne and directed by Sam Wrench, who has overseen Taylor Swift's Eras Tour.

It is a rare move for labels to present fashion shows alongside each other, but the event will see almost all the big names of French fashion at once: Balenciaga, Balmain, Chanel, Courreges, Dior, Fursac, Givenchy, Hermes, Jacquemus, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lacoste, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Marine Serre, Rabanne, and Saint Laurent.

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Place Vendome, home to the French justice ministry, was an ideal location for the organizers since it is also known as the heart of high-end jewelry in Paris.

But police were reportedly less keen given that central Paris is already facing considerable congestion as a result of preparations for next month's Games.

Vogue World hopes to ease the burden by offering a one-million-euro donation to a charity, French Popular Relief, which tackles poverty and discrimination.

Cover photo: MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP

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