PARIS — The third and final show of Wednesday for Next News ended much as it began, with another opening, this time courtesy of Anna Cleveland for the Vionnet Spring / Summer 2016 runway show. Anna of course is no stranger to Vionnet and memorably features in the brand’s advertising campaign for Fall 2015. The balletic grace Anna shows in that campaign was shown once more on the runway in which she was the first out walking to yet another live string arrangement (the second of the day). This time the mashup was less Kraftwerk Unplugged than it was a tête-à-tête between cellist and DJ. Think elegance of a bygone era married to a modern sensibility, essentially Goga Ashkenazi & Co’s Vionnet by any other name. Anna was not the only one out on the runway, however as she was joined by a further seven models at Next Lineisy MonteroGrace HartzelLiza OMathilde BrandiLili SumnerBinx, and Vera Van Erp. This season is shaping up to be vintage and yet it still has a week more of life. Allez Next Paris!

Credits include: Client, Vionnet; Styling, Clair Bidault Waddington; Hair, James Pecis; Makeup, Tom Pecheux; Production, Villa Eugénie; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro.