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As couture shows open, Paris steps up with message: The City of Light is safe

In November, Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat and her French partner were tear-gassed by three masked assailants in a botched robbery.


IT IS known as the City of Light. But a shadow has been cast over Paris, where some of the wealthiest women in the world have arrived for the start of the January couture shows.

Instead of swanning freely into the arching halls of the Grand Palais and other local landmarks...

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