Usually, Paris's Couture Fashion Week is loaded with A-listers vying for a seat in the front row. Not only is it about being there to check out the latest collections first, but stars like Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga want to be photographed there. It is almost as if being in attendance proves that you are a fashion maven and in a class by yourself. At least, that is how it usually goes. Unfortunately, this January is different, and Paris is one of the last places celebrities want to risk traveling to right now.
According to a report by Page Six, what is usually the hottest ticket in town is looking like it will be a dud later this month.
We are hearing that fewer fashion editors and clients will be making the journey to France for the upcoming shows, which include Chanel, Versace, Christian Dior and Valentino. Fashion editors such as Vogue's Anna Wintour and Anna Dello Russo are usually spotted there, as well as celebrities from Kardashian to Gaga.
Organizers have said they are having harder times trying to fill seats for their presentations. We are told security issues are a concern, with some skittish to fly to Paris after the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo last week.
"Security is going to be tough, and with tensions so high, I'd skip," said one fashion insider.
Obviously, this is in direct reaction to the massacre at Charlie Hebdo last week and the rampage at a Jewish market that followed. With the French government reporting that it believes there are still accomplices from these attacks on the run, it is really no wonder that people would be shaky about doing anything high-profile in France.
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