Dior moves the fashion show in Paris to avoid the "yellow vests"


Dior announced Friday that it was presenting its fashion show in Paris after the looting of its flagship store during the demonstrations "yellow vests".

The men's luxury brand spring-summer parade was scheduled to take place on Saturday, while other anti-government protests are likely to occur in the French capital.

Dior refused to say if it made the January 19 show go by one day to avoid trouble.

However, protesters destroyed his Champs-Elysees shop on November 26, stole goods and caused damage of one million euros.

Others scribbled graffiti declaring: "screw the rich and the immigrants".

Slogans such as "People want Dior" were stuck on the building after the previous protests.

Luxury boutiques have become a frequent target of protests, which began in November as a revolt against rising fuel prices, but have since become an expression of general discontent.

Chanel, which protected the windows of its stores with a trendy black plywood liner, has also become a pole of attraction for graffiti, dotted with slogans such as "Yellow is the new black" and "A fragrance of victory".

American designer Thom Browne also shifted his Saturday show earlier in the day, while other brands have not yet announced whether they would be affected.

Model Bella Hadid set fire to social media on Wednesday as she participated in a Louis Vuitton dinner at fashion week in New York in a bright yellow vest designed by the creator of her men's line, Virgil Abloh.

The American proposed the design as part of his first exhibition for the label at the beginning of the year, but the appearance of the model in this film was still shaking languages.

Many Parisian fashion shows have traditionally taken place near the Champs-Élysées, which has been at the center of Saturday's "yellow vest" demonstrations, which often end in violence.

Police tried to contain protesters by closing subway stations and redirecting traffic from the area.

The men's fashion week in Paris begins Tuesday and is followed by fashion shows that will run until January 24.