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Paris Fashion Week, Day 9: At the Finish Line

This is it. It’s the last day of Paris Fashion Week, and the last day of fashion month, at least as it’s generally understood in shorthand (New York, London, Milan and Paris, though there are many, many others). For those who have done the full circuit, dragging multiple suitcases across Europe and the United States, it’s the end of an exhaustive tour. Here’s what they’ll see on the final day.

• Louis Vuitton. The jewel in the LVMH crown has lately been showing its collections at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Frank Gehry-designed museum in the Bois de Boulogne. It’s switching gears this season and showing in the raw bones of its new store-to-be on the Place Vendôme (opening date T.B.D.), where the Paris couture jewelers and couturiers have historically had their shops.

• Moncler Gamme Rouge. It specializes in outerwear of the puffiest and most ski-friendly variety, so its designers have an extra challenge lobbed their way come the spring season. Luckily, the Gamme Rouge designer Giambattista Valli is an old hand, so practiced that he manages to design three separate labels each season (Giambattista Valli, Giamba and Gamme Rouge).

• Miu Miu. Miuccia Prada’s other line closes Paris Fashion Week, usually in a firestorm of wit, quirk and starlets, many of whom have a way of ending up in Miu Miu ads, as did Amanda Seyfried and Stacy Martin. Goggle, Instagram, clap — and you (and fashion week) are done.

And in case you missed it:

• The major-domos of fashion week gathered to see Alber Elbaz appointed an Officer of the Légion d’Honneur.

• At Chanel, Big Data met Big Fashion. Our critic’s report.

• After an unusually short stint, Justin O’Shea — who hoped to bring gangsters and vampires to Brioni — has left the company.