[Luxus Magazine] Olympic Games 2024: the Elysée announces the organization of a Fashion Day

The recent fashion evening organized by Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron at the Elysée Palace was an opportunity for the President to announce the future organization of a Day dedicated to this sector during the Paris Olympics. The initiative was the brainchild of Anna Wintour, who was one of 214 guests at a dinner underlining the Elysée’s interest in the sector.

Paris already had fashion as its standard. It will soon have its Olympic Games. So why not combine the two?

 

A Fashion Day will be organized in central Paris to coincide with the next Olympic Games in July. French President Emmanuel Macron made the announcement at the fashion dinner he hosted with his wife Brigitte at the Elysée Palace on October 2, bringing Fashion Week in the capital to a fitting close.

 

The President decided to put into practice the idea of British-American journalist Anna Wintour, the famous editor-in-chief of Vogue, who was of course one of the 214 guests at the October 2 event. The entire ecosystem of the French industry was thus very well represented at what was the third dinner dedicated to the sector organized (after those in October 2018 and February 2020) by Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron.

 

The presidential duo’s interest in fashion

 

The pace and format of the evening underscore the presidential duo’s keen interest in a sector that has long been underestimated, if not scorned. Before Emmanuel Macron, only one other President, François Mitterrand, had organized such an evening in 1984, and that was just once.

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Sophie Michentef
Sophie Michentef has worked for more than 30 years in the professional press. For fifteen years, she managed the French and international editorial staff of the Journal du Textile. She now puts her press, textile, fashion, and luxury expertise at the service of newspapers, professional organizations, and companies.

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