In what world is supermodel Naomi Campbell sitting entrance row whereas Dame Helen Mirren struts on the catwalk?
Cue to as we speak’s L’Oreal tremendous-mega-vogue-present-spectacular staged towards the scenic Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile.
Seems to be from Balmain, Sonia Rykiel, Isabel Marant and Off-White — to call a number of — together with jewels from Chopard had been despatched down the raised runway within the the wonder model’s first-ever Paris Fashion Week present. The present included runway regulars Adriana Lima and Winnie Harlow along with actresses Jane Fonda and dame Helen Mirren.
The entrance row was overflowing with VIPs: vogue designers Olivier Theyskens and Balmain’s Olivier Rouesting, to Rita Ora and The Aforementioned Naomi Campbell — who was coolly escorted to her entrance seat regardless of rolling up almost ten minutes after the present began. (An insider tip for the uninitiated: that by no means occurs.)
Towards a soundtrack starting from Outkast to Madonna’s basic “Vogue,” it was Mirren’s second: clad in a classy darkish coat, pleated pant and accessorized with a cane — which she used to playfully spin and level at attendees, very like a magic wand — the rowdy crowd actually clamored in direction of the runway to seize the enduring second on their iPhones.
Fonda adopted up in a head-to-ankle zippered tiger print bodycon robe topped with a multi-strand diamond choker that appeared straight out of Mariah Carey’s bling-tastic playbook.
If all of it appears like a surreal scene from “Zoolander”, that’s as a result of Paris Fashion Week hasn’t seen something this playful and mild for very long time. A wholesome reminder that vogue — at its core — could be a complete lotta enjoyable.