The Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion has told luxury houses they will not be allowed to invite guests this season, after police instruction.

Ending confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, the French fashion regulator has said this month’s Parisian men’s and haute couture shows will be strictly without an audience due to coronavirus fears .

The Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion has told luxury houses they will not be allowed to invite guests this season, after police instruction.

In a statement to the AP, the federation said Monday that “we confirm that there can be no public gatherings” at Paris Fashion Week adding that “the houses can still organize” real “parades with models broadcast live, provided their events take place. behind closed doors. ”

Although Paris is not technically locked down, strict restrictions limiting movement are in place across the country, including a 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. curfew. Repeated disregard of the rules can result in a six-month prison sentence.

France’s second lockdown ended on December 15, but restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters and museums remain closed.

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