1. Chanel’s shopping center
Worried about wearing Chanel to the grocery store? Fret no more: Karl Lagerfeld finally made it socially acceptable by turning the Grand Palais into an eccentric, CC-branded supermarket yesterday. Stocking everything from bath salts to bourbon, canned and fresh veggies, cheese and charcuterie, each and every product was specifically made for the occasion – including the signs boasting “deals of the day,” which were marked up by 30 per cent. (Chanel doesn’t do sales, darling.) But most shoppable: Those seriously cool corseted waists and sneakers.
2. Rihanna spotted at last!
My Paris Fashion Week white whale surfaced at last! We took the back exit out of Chanel and there she was, a vision in bubblegum-purple Chanel couture (sneakers included), throwing me some serious shade for taking this picture.
3. Those Broderie Anglaise dresses closing McQueen
So virginal and pure but twisted at the same time, they encompassed the most romantic parts of Burton’s loosened silhouette for fall. And the major winter galoshes, paired with every single dramatic dress, grounded these pretty things especially well.
4. The 5th Best Dessert in Paris
In case you were wondering, it’s officially listed as this inverted lemon tart at hot spot Monsieur Bleu. Probably the 1st most delicious thing I’ve ever consumed.
5. A steamy Earthscape at Alexander McQueen
A surreal, fog-and-moon-lit heather field greeted us at McQueen, providing a dreamy setting for Sarah Burton’s twisted fairytale of a collection. Dark and light at the same time – like the rich, sumptuous clothes that played on good vs bad folkloric archetypes – watching the set move and fester was as captivating as the collection itself