Dior kicked off Paris Fashion Week with a powerful feminist message displayed on the catwalk. The show featured video screens with the words “take your hands off when I say no” and “take your eyes off when I say no” as the first model strutted in loose black layers, a punky choker and black shoes .
The second model defied convention with an unbuttoned shirt, cuffs and a shiny designer Loco handbag that carried the message: “Capitalism won’t take her where she really wants to go.” This Paris Fashion Week puts women’s empowerment in the spotlight, with 67 shows scheduled over eight days.
Notably, Sarah Burton, the outgoing creative director of Alexander McQueen, hailed Catherine, Princess of Wales, as the ideal role model to demonstrate the power of feminism, emphasizing Kate Middleton’s qualities as a respectable, discreet and selfless mother who repeats her outfits, setting an example for women. Kate Middleton has had a long-standing relationship with Alexander McQueen, regularly donning their dresses and coats for royal engagements.
Returning to Dior at Paris Fashion Week, Meghan Markle was not on the guest list, despite media reports suggesting a potential collaboration with the French fashion house. A spokesperson for Dior in Paris dismissed the reports as unfounded, saying there had been no contract negotiations or recent contact with Meghan Markle.
Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton have adjusted their social media strategy. In their latest post on X (formerly Twitter), the Prince and Princess of Wales shared a thread summarizing their September events, including their podcast presentation of Mike Tindle and other public appearances. Fans praised their creative approach to social media, but noted that some notable engagements were missing from the summary. The move is part of the couple’s efforts to connect with a younger audience.
These developments coincide with Meghan Markle’s plans to return to social media as she explores her next career move, possibly entering the world of influencing.