Nicole Kidman, Mila Kunis, Katy Perry and Jessica Alba were just some of the A-list names in the social throng of Paris fashion week.
Glamorous Paris fashion week is a wonder to behold and when night draws, the real business is done. This is the business of looking fabulous. After the Lanvin show (it’s the 10th anniversary of Alber Elbaz helming the label) it was the models Karlie Kloss and Lily Donaldson who led the celebrations, dragging Tilda Swinton and cacophony of fellow cool cats along for the ride. They all wanted to salute this popular designer as well as a radiant looking Jessica Alba who had swung in bringing some Hollywood flair to the Parisienne proceedings. What is it about Sunday nights and fashion week? Don’t any of these people have to get up on a Monday morning? P. Diddy was spotted zipping from the Kenzo party to the Givenchy party arriving just in the nick of time to hear Alicia Keys perform for Riccardo Tisci as well as Marina Abramovic and Hedi Slimane. Across town there were three generations of Jaggers – Bianca, daughter Jade and granddaughter, Amba Jackson - at the ball Dior threw at the Hotel de Rothschild. Here it was all fin de siècle decadence and feasting on foie gras and macaroons, with society beauties like Mary Charteris, and Stella Tennant straight off the Givenchy runway, all there to see Victoire de Castellane’s new jewelry line for the French house. Well, fashion girls are impressed by someone every now and then. The Pinaults, Gareth Pugh, Marc Newson, euro IT-stylist Giovanna Battaglia and some of the more wacky creatures in town pitched up to support Dasha Zhukova and the launch of the summer issue of her magazine, Garage. But things were really revved up last night when Kanye West threw his after show party at La Halle Freyssinet which not only had the cooler than thou Azealia Banks (the fashion world is currently in a quagmire over who is cooler, this songstress or Lana Del Rey?) but also a go-kart track set up around the catwalk. This set never being the sort to remain low-key it was only a matter of minutes before some of the coolest kids in fashion were pulling helmets over their perfectly coiffed hair and racing around the track, the main instigators being funsters Alexander Wang, Karlie Kloss and Katy Perry. Nothing was going to get in the way of Anna Dello Russo and this photo op. Philip Treacy hats being dropped in favor of crash helmets? It doesn’t get much stranger than that.
Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen
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