See Striking Set Designs From Paris and Milan Fashion Shows

The immersive January showcases from Chanel, Dior, and Zegna brought gardens, scaffolding, and musicians to the runway.

By Jim Shi February 3, 2015, 1:20 PM EST

Photo: Olivier Saillant

By European standards, the recent round of men’s shows in London, Milan, and Paris—not to mention the few days that comprised haute couture in the City of Lights—failed to present the kind of striking productions the fashion industry has come to expect from designers and brands that reside on the other side of the Atlantic. That’s not to say all was lost. As expected, Chanel and Dior led the way with their continued creative streaks at couture. And two men’s shows—Dior Homme and Ermenegildo Zegna—also brought dramatic visuals to the runway. Here’s a look at four January fashion shows that, from a pure production perspective, stood head and shoulders above the rest.

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