‘Vogue World’ brings fashion and sport together in Paris ahead of Olympics

Paris played host Sunday to an ultra-glitzy collision between fashion and sport as Vogue put on its latest branding event in the heart of the city ahead of the Olympic Games.

With magazine sales falling precipitously, the fashion bible has turned to star-studded events in a bid to keep its name relevant.

"Vogue World: Paris" follows similar events in New York and London, and was neatly timed in the midst of fashion week and on International Olympic Day.

Taking over Place Vendome in the heart of the city, the idea was to match each decade of fashion from the past century – since Paris last hosted the Games in 1924 – with a different sport, from gymnastics to breakdancing to fencing.

The first part of the show paired cycling with 1920s fashion, including vintage Chanel dresses from the period, while Nakamura sang.

At one point, supermodels Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner rode horses around the square – all four wearing Hermes.


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