PARIS À LA MODE
by Xavier LaBoulbenne
The Paris art world is probably best defined at the moment by its conspicuous collusion with the fashion industry. FIAC, the modern and contemporary art fair that took place earlier this month, Oct. 6-10, 2005, is a case in point, coinciding as it did with the prêt-a-porter fashion shows, the fashion industry’s most lucrative sector. In both news coverage and production values, the clothing trade has the edge.