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CULTURE | March 6

Quel Scandale! Paris (Fashion Week) Is Burning

I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about Paris Fashion Week that brings out the crazy in everyone. Lest you forget it was around this time last year that John Galliano went swimming in a pool of anti-Semitic haterade, thus plunging the fashion world into a year-long speculative mission regarding his successorChristophe Decarnin had his breakdown and falling out with Balmain and  Kanye West dropped the biggest bomb of his career – and I’m not talking about 808s & Heartbreak. Not to mention a few months ago during the spring 2012 season that whole fashion calendar war was ignited. This PFW promises to be, if not equally scandalous, at least worth the clutching of your collective Chanel pearls. Here are the top scandals burning down the City of Lights. 

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QUEL SCANDALE!: Murder, She Wore

“I would rather weep in a Rolls-Royce than be happy on a bicycle.” You can accuse Patrizia Reggiani of many things — murder being chief among them — but at least she’s consistent. After serving half of a 26 year sentence at Milan’s San Vittore prison for arranging the murder of her husband, Gucci heir Maurizio Gucci in 1995, Reggiani recently refused parole because, in her own brilliant and completely serious words, “it would mean getting a job and I have never worked a day in my life.” Fall back, Imelda Marcos, I think I may have found a new idol. 

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