Party Protection: Scene Metropolis
By ELIZABETH PATON and MATTHEW SCHNEIER

PARIS — Fashion considers itself a detailed-knit household, and people bonds have been on show (and generally examined) at the quite a few events that unfolded over Paris Fashion Week.

Final Thursday night time, for instance, Saint Laurent celebrated the opening of Le Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris in the Eighth Arrondissement, close to the Palais de Tokyo. It additionally honored its mastermind, Pierre Bergé, who died final month at 86. The worldwide vogue tribe, dressed nearly completely in black, crowded into the museum’s reception rooms to boost a glass in his identify.

François-Henri Pinault and his spouse, Salma Hayek, have been there, as have been Catherine Deneuve, Bianca Jagger and Jane Birkin. Anthony Vaccarello, the model’s inventive director, was additionally amongst these touring the exhibitions, earlier than giving a dinner with YSL-branded caviar tins.

Later that night time, throughout city, supermodels crawled on prime of vehicles at the after-get together for Balmain, with L’Oréal as a co-host. Though key fixtures in the Balmain military have been lacking (the Kardashians, Rihanna and Kerry Washington), its inventive director, Olivier Rousteing, was nonetheless in the temper to let his hair down.

“The run-as much as a present is at all times so intense,” he mentioned. “You need every assortment to be higher than the final, so there may be nothing higher than simply letting all of it out and dancing the night time away.” Doutzen Kroes and Courtney Love busted out strikes close by.

Extra subdued was Pamela Anderson, who declared herself “heartbroken” after the demise of Playboy’s founder, Hugh Hefner. Virtually tearful, she known as him “the most vital particular person in my life outdoors my household.”

As the week continued, so did the celebrations. New inventive administrators got events: Chloé welcomed Natacha Ramsay-Levi and Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller. Purple journal celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Ralph Lauren retailer on Boulevard Saint-Germain. And Harper’s Bazaar toasted its 150th anniversary at the Ritz lodge.

However the prize for the largest and most spectacular bash went to the unveiling of the new Louis Vuitton flagship on Monday. A golden sunburst, tall as the constructing, adorns a former hôtel particulier in Place Vendôme, the 18th-century plaza the place the highest-finish couture ateliers and jewellery workshops have lengthy made their dwelling. It's, in essence, a proclamation of the model’s barely veiled ambition: that the world, or at least Paris, revolve round this solar.

“I heard that they may simply hold that for a month,” mentioned Alicia Vikander, who was amongst the actresses current, a throng together with Julianne Moore, Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Williams and Laura Harrier of “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” “However I undoubtedly assume they need to hold it.”

A raucous after-get together additionally happened. When Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith took the stage collectively and carried out the theme tune to “The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air,” it appeared as if each smartphone in the metropolis rose to report the second.

“It’s very busy in there,” mentioned Ruth Negga, as she stepped outdoors throughout cocktails. “It’s elegant and brilliant, and I’d actually prefer to personal all the pieces in it.”