Haute Couture Fashion Week Diary: Day 1

Sahar Nooraei here, stating from Paris for Fall 2017 Haute Couture Fashion Week.

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July 3rd, 2017

As we house my moody to Paris I’m filled with pre-fashion week anxiety. we typically give myself a day or dual to adjust before a shows start. However, this time, I’d be going true from a airfield to my initial show. we try not to consider about it too deeply and settle for some mind-numbing rom coms—27 Dresses, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, all rarely endorsed before Haute Couture.

My moody over was impossibly pleasant, 0 turmoil and a well-spoken landing. That said, we pennyless a persperate perplexing to get from a airfield to my flat. we don’t suggest giving yourself dual hours to dump off your luggage and conduct to a conform show—thankfully it all worked out interjection to my devoted driver. He totally redeemed himself after butchering my initial name.

I arrive during my prosaic in a 9th arrondissement, fast dump off my complicated luggage—overpacked again—and sequence an Uber right way. Traffic is as indeterminate in Paris as it is in any tellurian city. Even if we find yourself a motorist who has your best seductiveness during heart, you’re improved off walking. In my case, as we headed to Place Vendôme for Schiaparelli, we figured it’d be best to obnoxiously run.

After hustling my approach down Place Vendôme, we arrive during Schiaparelli. we find my chair and it happens to be subsequent to stylist extraordinaire, Catherine Baba, who wears her individualist glorious like second skin. After some shuffling around, a uncover begins. For his latest collection for Schiaparelli patrician Shocking Society, artistic executive Bertrand Guyon took impulse from a women in Elsa Schiaparelli’s life. From artists to muses, these women led enthralling lives.

One of my favourite looks from a collection was a silk tulle Rothko dégradé gown. There’s no other conform out there that moves as beautifully and elegantly as Haute Couture.

I conduct behind to my prosaic for a discerning change. we go for a small bit of a pick-me-up and put on these sparkly Chanel sequin oxfords–they’re impossibly comfortable.

Back to Place Vendôme where we conduct to Chanel’s latest high trinket collection, Flying Cloud. The name of a collection comes from a yacht that once belonged to a second Duke of Westminister, Hugh Grosvenor. The Duke and Gabrielle Chanel had a tighten attribute and their time together shabby a iconic designer. The collection was presented final week during La Pausa, a villa before owned by Mademoiselle Chanel and after acquired by Chanel in 2015. we unequivocally desired a small beach designation in a showroom.

It was utterly formidable to constraint a fact of a collection on my iPhone. Here you’ll find some press images. we was quite drawn to a slap and rings that took impulse from soldier tattoos. From stripes of blue turquoise mimicking a soldier uniform to a bullion curled wire ring and bracelet, a collection’s paper to nautical life was benefaction via all a creations.

3:30PM: Atelier Versace
Atelier Versace is always one of my favourite Haute Couture collections to photograph, a looks are always form graceful and suggestive of complicated architecture. Their collections always land on red carpets during a endowment circuit and their latest Haute Couture charity is no exception. My standout demeanour from Atelier Versace was a rose bullion unconventional suit—very Bowie, unequivocally good done. For a second deteriorate in a row, Atelier Versace has opted to uncover a collection in a salon setting. It was a provide to see a collection up tighten and be means to take my time fawning over all a implausible details.

After an catastrophic conform nap—no nap for a wicked—I get dolled adult for a opening of Dior’s muster at Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

As we get out of my cab, we see a overflow of photographers hovering over a automobile outward a museum. As a automobile doorway opens, pixie-haired Cara Delevingne emerges and fast enters a museum. She was not going to be a final obvious figure I’d come across. The muster celebrates 70 years of Dior, a owner Christian Dior, and a designers who took his prophesy to a subsequent level. It’s been 3 decades given there’s been an muster on a inclusive designer.

As we enter a museum, we see Giancarlo Giammetti—super infrequent sighting. I’m escorted to a start of a muster and I’m unexpected filled with so most emotion. Fashion is not a broadside attempt here. There’s implausible support and honour for a craft, and Christian Dior is a ideal instance of that. While I’ve seen copiousness of selected images of Christian Dior’s progressing creations, it was unequivocally relocating to see them in person.

It’s tough to make a list of all a successful total who were in attendance, though saying Stephen Jones, who’s one of a best—if not the best—milliners in world, was wonderful. Mr. Jones is behind many of a pleasing hats combined over a years for Dior—wonder how he felt looking during his physique of work!

My favourite room was a mousseline room. Seeing all a iconic looks from past collections and where they all started was unequivocally interesting. In a room there were also atelier stations with Dior’s artisans during work.

As we done my approach to a final apportionment of a exhibition, we see my conform purpose model, Azzedine Alaïa, articulate to Marisa Berenson. Pardon a terrible photo, we was perplexing to be discreet!

Until tomorrow…

All photos were taken with iPhone 7.


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