Paris Fine Time

New dimensions of a coat at Christian Dior Haute Couture, morning presentation at the Haute Joaillerie at Chanel, Chanel transformed the catwalk into a Palais de Casino, the Parisian artist Pierre Le-Tan created the invitation for Tory Burch’s flagship store opening night, the Paris opera house was the perfect setting for a Party hold by Giambattista Valli, hair by Atelier Versace which made models look like fairy tale figures with flowers in their hair.  Front Slider: All illustrations by IRMA, red coat by Schiaparelli Haute Couture, the platform sandals we want by Christian Dior Haute Couture
New dimensions of a coat at Christian Dior Haute Couture, morning presentation at the Haute Joaillerie at Chanel, Chanel transformed the catwalk into a Palais de Casino, the Parisian artist Pierre Le-Tan created the invitation for Tory Burch’s flagship store opening night, the Paris opera house was the perfect setting for a Party hold by Giambattista Valli, hair by Atelier Versace which made models look like fairy tale figures with flowers in their hair.
Front Slider: All illustrations by IRMA, red coat by Schiaparelli Haute Couture, the platform sandals we want by Christian Dior Haute Couture

Our guest editor Daniela Agnelli reports from Paris Fashion Week:

PARIS: It’s almost like a dream, especially with the constant summer heat that makes you feel as if you are in a bubble and one has to be pinched and open the eyes wide to see that all the beauty and elegance these days in the French capital is actually real.

Beginning with a picnic at the Musée Louis Vuitton in Asnières which took us back in time and made me realize that all I need is a beautiful Art Nouveau house in a lush green garden.

Sunday night at Atelier Versace was all about fairy-tale beauties, or should I say Coachella festival inspired hair (Donatella wears her hair short theses days, which suits her very nicely). As Donatella puts it, she wanted to show the softer side of Atelier Versace that evening.

Monday was bright and colourful starting in the morning with Schiaparelli, and fur was taking one step further with coloured patchwork details and new proportions. Talking about coats, our favourites were the ones by Raf Simons at Christian Dior. The mix of proportion, material and texture was new and so far makes the couture coats one of my favourite garments.

The Chanel Haute Couture Joaillerie presentation which was all around the Talisman was a sparkle of the most beautiful craftsmanship I have seen so far in jewellery. It was given an almost futuristic twist (symmetrical hair cuts with bright red lips) on Tuesday when Karl Lagerfeld showed Chanel at the Casino de Paris, models playing roulette and black jack while elegant, classic uniform suits were shown in between game tables.

Not to forget the stunning evening at l’Opera de Paris which was taken over by Giambattista Valli for a soireé spectaculaire where everyone felt that haute couture has definitely taken its place in evening wear…

Artist Giorgio de Chirico was the inspiration for a stage set from last night’s Fendi Haute Couture Show. With the labyrinth of dreams and ideas he found in the Giorgio de Chirico it was the perfect match for Fendi’s ‘fantasy fur’.
Artist Giorgio de Chirico was the inspiration for a stage set from last night’s Fendi Haute Couture Show. With the labyrinth of dreams and ideas he found in the Giorgio de Chirico it was the perfect match for his ‘fantasy fur’.

Daniela Agnelli is fashion director of digital first Vogue Arabia and the former fashion director of ST Fashion and Telegraph Magazine. She grew up in Milan, Italy, and had a love of all things fashion from an early age. She moved to London 15 years ago and worked for publications in the UK and the US, including Marie Claire, InStyle and Harper’s Bazaar. She is dedicated to developing new projects and ideas for herself and Vogue Arabia. After fashion, her passions include traveling, golf, yoga and Pilates.

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