Me and Adrien Brodie. This will no doubt come as a huge shock to you all, but when I first started travelling to the different international fashion weeks, I was just as excited by the celebrities sitting front row as I was by the clothes flying by on the catwalks. It didn’t really matter who they were – top models, actors, musicians, former hobbits – if they were famous enough for facial recognition, I wanted my picture taken with them. From Kanye West to Kelly Osborne, Alexa Chung to Usher, these are some of my favourites. Me and Ash Stymest.Click to Continue!
style.com‘s Matthew Schneier. It might be a little early on in the piece to call it, but Alexander Wang definitely wins the prize for most exciting show of the week to date (and most like the entire week full stop). Being a standing ticket holder afforded me plenty of time to hang around outside before it all began, which I spent hunting out familiar faces and snapping away with gay abandon. First up, style.com‘s Matthew Schneier, who gets bonus points for wearing Obedient Sons – still the greatest label to ever have come out of New York City. They designedClick to Continue!
Terry Richardson and Carine Roitfeld outside Alexander Wang. A frenzied scene met us outside Alexander Wang this afternoon. As each tinted-windowed town car rolled up, a screaming team of pap photographers would swarm the exiting passenger. If a socialite appeared, a phalanx would form, moving slowly backwards as the guest attempted to enter the building. If it was a regular joe, the group would heave a collective sigh and recede to the trenches to wait for the next. Courtney Love caused a stir, Glee‘s Lea Michele had an effeminate teen in tears, but it was Alicia Keys who really gotClick to Continue!
Emily Baker. Photo: Terry Richardson Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Chloe, Celine, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Viktor and Rolf, Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens, Haider Ackermann and Mugler alongside Lady Gaga: Not a bad Paris show list for a supermodel, let alone a complete unknown from Matamata – a rural town of 12,000 primarily known as the location for Peter Jackson’s Hobbiton. Emily Baker has walked them all, and more. At last count, her show list for the entire season was at 58, but there’s still one more day to come at Paris Fashion Week, with LouisClick to Continue!
Photo: Katherine Lowe 1. I went to Le Bain at The Standard last night with three goals: to talk to Kanye West, to hug Derek Blasberg and to pull the thumbs up in Terry Richardson’s general direction. But seeing as I didn’t actually encounter any of the aforementioned, the night was an epic failure. To compensate, I hugged the doorman, high fived Leigh Lezark and the rest of the Misshapes and rapped along to American Boy and Monster with Katherine and Jenna Sauers. I guess it wasn’t all bad.2. Speaking of the parties, New York City is really all aboutClick to Continue!