Giorgio Armani did something peculiarly revolutionary Monday in the opening night of the Paris haute couture season - he sent out a collection whose every piece the women in the audience could wear.

It’s one of the oddities of couture - the chemistry lab of fashion - that many shows contain experiments that don’t quiet come off rather than clothes than click. That’s part of the culture of couture and why for any serious fashion lover attending a couture season is an absolute requirement in one’s style education, akin to going to Lourdes for a reverent Catholic or completing the Hajj for a Moslem.

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