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by Tory Hoen

Luxury concierge and guest blogger Didier reports live from Paris fashion week…

model 1Look from Rochas. All photos courtesy of Paris Est Une Fete

Text by Didier Paul, Translated by Tory Hoen

Paris fashion week has begun! Goodbye New York, ciao Milan, and bonjour Paris. Since Wednesday, the French capital has become a living preview of what will be in style next spring. And according to the specialists, 2010 looks like it will be a good year for shopping. Despite the current “crise”, Paris is resisting austerity and attempting (with more than 95 shows in less than 9 days) to maintain its place as the global leader in fashion.

The week started out strong with the Balmain show—which was well-received by every fashionista on the planet—with this season’s long-and-lean military-chic look. The American singer and fashion victim Rihanna, invited guest of honor, would have loved every look in the show.

Balenciaga, with a collection that was very techno-couture, remains the show-to-see among the French VIP: CatherineDeneuve, Jeanne Balibar, Lily Cole, and Amira Casar flocked to see the presentation of Nicolas Ghesquières, the unrivaled darling of fashion editors.

Dior (the bulldozer) pursued the theme of the ‘40s film noir heroine—very glamorous and chic. We know in advance that the trench by Galliano will be the “must have item” for next season.

But for now, it is Rochas that wins the elegance award. Inspired by the novel The Lover by Marguerite Duras, the line featured a range of yellow, orange, blue, saffron, and lingerie as light as it is alluring. We love the new Rochas.

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model 3Rochas.

 

model 4Balmain

 

model 5Balenciaga

Didier is a blogger and luxury concierge based in Paris. To read more about his concierge service, click here. To visit his blog, click here.

Translated by Tory Hoen for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.


Goodbye New York, ciao Milan and bonjour Paris. Depuis mercredi la capitale française s’est transformée en véritable vitrine de ce que sera la mode au printemps prochain. Et selon les spécialistes, 2010 s’annonce être un très bon crue . Malgré ces temps de crise, Paris résiste à l’austérité générale et tente avec plus de 95 défilés en moins de 9 jours de conserver sa place de leader mondial. La semaine a donc commencé très fort avec le défilé Balmain, qui fût très apprécié par toutes les modeuses de la planète, avec cette saison une allure longéligne tendance militaire-chic. La chanteuse fashion victim américaine Rihana, invitée d’honneur aurait adorée la totalité du défilé.

Balenciaga avec une collection très technocouture reste le rendez vous des V-I-P : Catherine Deneuve, Jeanne balibar, Lily cole et Amira casar se sont pressées pour assister à la présentation de Nicolas Ghesquières, chouchou indétronable des rédactrices de modes.


Le Bulldozer Dior propose une héroïne de film noir très 40, très glamour chic. On sait d’avance que les Trench revisités par Galiano seront le must have de la saison prochaine.


Mais pour l’instant c’est Rochas qui remporte la palme de l’élégance. Son inspiration, le livre “l’amant” de marguerite duras donne lieue à toute une gamme de jaune, orange, bleu, safran, et de petites tenues aussi légères qu’affriolantes. On adore le nouveau Rochas.


C’était Didi en direct des fashion show Parisiens. A très bientôt pour de nouvelles aventures.

Written By

Tory Hoen

After attending Brown University and spending two years in New York, Tory bought a one-way ticket to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a writer (and of drinking wine at lunch). During her time in the City of Light, she chronicled the euphoric highs and the laughable lows of ex-pat life on her blog, A Moveable Beast. Though she's now based in New York, she travels frequently to Montreal and Brazil, and she'll use just about any excuse to jet to Paris ("I ran out of fleur de sel"). A regular contributor to Hip Paris, Tory also writes for New York Magazine, Time Out New York, and she is a co-author of Gradspot.com's Guide To Life After College. View Tory Hoen's Website

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