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2016-09-28 05:17:06
Paris Fashion Week, Day 2: Bad Gal, Meet New Gal

It’s going to be a beautiful day in Paris, with forecasts for a high of 77 degrees. Get ready to enjoy it from the back of a town car. On deck today are shows by Courrèges, Maison Margiela, Rochas and more. Here, a few highlights:

• A runway debut. Bouchra Jarrar, who was appointed to head Lanvin in March, will show her first collection on the catwalk. (Her first designs for Lanvin were unveiled quietly in June.) Ms. Jarrar has big, and beloved, shoes to fill: her predecessor at Lanvin, Alber Elbaz, was a favorite of the industry and held court at Lanvin for 14 years before being dismissed. But Ms. Jarrar herself is a longtime industry insider, if a quieter presence on the scene, and her own collections (now paused to focus on Lanvin’s) have been met with cheers.

• A global superstar. Rihanna is one of the latest pop idols to try her hand at fashion, with a sporty collection, Fenty (her little-used surname), designed for Puma. Fenty’s first collection was shown during New York Fashion Week in February, but in the globe-trotting style fit for a designer-celebrity (or is it celebrity-designer?), she has brought her show to Paris for its sophomore season. It arrives at the palatial Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild tonight (to the irritation, no doubt, of those designers whose shows coincide with hers).

• A mainstay. Hot designers rise and hot designers fall, but season in and season out, there is always Dries Van Noten: the man, the museum show, the fragrance. He soldiers on, and Paris Fashion Week is the better for it.

And in case you missed it:

• Four major fashion houses, four new names ascendant: Will this be the newest Paris Fashion Week in years?

• Need a break from fashion? Try the (TV) show that the fashion world can’t stop watching.