Originally posted on March 2nd at 8:46 a.m.: Last night I was at a bar in Saint Germain called Le Lup watching YSL designer Stefano Pilati, actress Chloe Sevigny, and Dior Jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane take turns deejaying the Self Service/Colette Party. It was such a trip—they had hired these great dancers to vogue on stage, and editors were letting loose on the dance floor. I knew I’d be exhausted this morning, the last day of the shows, but it was worth it.
The Nina Ricci show was very pretty. You could really see what some of the new emerging shapes are this season, in the long and loose coats over pants or mid-calf length dresses.
After the show I was chatting with friends when I saw the funniest thing. While some models were getting their photos snapped by paparazzi, Ikram Goldman jumped in the picture (I missed the shot, but that’s her white fur Lanvin coat at left). “I couldn’t resist!” she said. Ikram loved the Nina Ricci show, from what I could hear of the interview she gave to Tim Blanks. We’ll have to check Style.com tomorrow to watch her fashion punditry.
What’s left now? Two of the biggest shows of the week! Lanvin and Vuitton. Can’t wait to see what they’ve cooked up. By the way, Alber Elbaz and Marc Jacobs are both discussed in this very interesting article on computer illiteracy in the fashion world.
I’m not sure how their designs could be different if the designers were more familiar with the Internet, but it got me thinking about all of the top things the Web has to offer that they’re missing out on. Could Elbaz possibly not know what a LOLCat is? Seems sad.
I’m back in my apartment in Belleville now, about to head to Vuitton. It’s a little cold and rainy, and I’ll be taking the Metro, where I’ll change my flats to heels after I switch lines at Hotel de Ville (I have it to a science). I guess this is the last time I’ll have to look nonchalant about throwing a pair of ballerina flats into a plastic grocery bag and shoving them in my purse. Ah, glamour.
It’s rumored that Amy Winehouse will sing at Vuitton. Merci de stay tuned.
Photography: Elisabeth Fourmont
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