Well, that’s a wrap, fashion fans. With Paris done, my fashion month odyssey has drawn to a close. But what a trip it was: I was inspired, I was wowed, I was shoved by bloggers and after London I was told by my doctor I “needed an effin’ nap.” But it’s so hard to get worn down during fashion week, darling.
Paris was a sensation for the senses: Karl Lagerfeld took us around the world, quite literally, at Chanel. Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie took me around town, quite literally. Alexander Wang started his own journey at Balenciaga. And Hedi Slimane took everyone for a ride at Saint Laurent, creating one of the most controversial and buzzed about shows in recent memory. (For the record, I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Who doesn’t like sparkle tight?)
Back at home in New York – where, much to my dismay, it is snowing – going through my photos was nostalgic. Once again, Carine hosted a ball of legendary proportions. Once again, Karlie Kloss proved to be the perfect wingman (or should I say wing-woman?) And once again, Kate Moss proved why she’s so super. Scroll down to see all the festivity from Paris’ fall collections.
Captions, from top: Jessica, me and Karlie at the Kenzo party; Paris at sunset; Queen Carine and King Karl; Alice Dellal and the new prince of Paris, Alexander Wang; the coolest couple I know, Josephine and Mark Ronson; Margherita is back and better than ever; me and my date, Vanessa Traina, at the Purple dinner; Nicole cruising; Hanne Gaby and her doppelganger Kelly Sawyer; Princess Elisabeth von Thurn and Taxis with the Emporer, Valentino; Vincent, Malgosia and Edita at the Purple dinner; more doppelgangers: The New York Times’ Kate Lanphaer and Robyn; Lady Miss Kier live; a secret admirer taking a whiff of the roses; Coco and LSD; DJ Alison Mosshart has had enough; Valentino’s Pier Paolo and Gio; Olivier Zahm in a pensive pre party moment; Joan Smalls giving banquette glamour; Natalie Massenet and Carine; the chicest Italian women since Sophia Loren: Margherita and Maria Carla; Jessica Diehl, Giancarlo and Kristina O’Neill; secret sisters Jess Stam and Leigh Lezark; the chicest novelist there is, Danielle Steele, flanked by Gaia Repossi and her daughter Sami; a crown at Dior; me and Giovanna Battaglia cleaning up our acts; Magnus and George; gift wrapped and gorgeous Jess Alba; Jefferson and Jamie taking Lila Grace to see Momma Kate Moss in a fashion show for the first time; Kate the great getting a kiss from Marc the marvelous after the Louis Vuitton show