Milan Versus Paris

When it comes to high fashion, only two cities matter. Twice a year the fashion houses in Paris and Milan compete for press attention, bragging rights and the dollars of store buyers around the world. Though the lines between the two capitals have blurred — Karl Lagerfeld and Tom Ford design for houses in both cities; French label Yves Saint Laurent is now run by the Italian Gucci Group, which is owned by the French company PPR —...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!