Paris When It Sizzles: Fashion Week
Sin City, Hitchcock blondes, Goths at the Garage, Daphne’s hair and that was just day one. Paris is burning. I mean it’s really warm. The weather is right for the collections at least, so we want the clothes now. For the intrepid Neiman Marcus crew, some of whom flew in from Milan and others from Dallas, day one in Paris started with Guy Laroche and ended with Thierry Mugler. In between we had Dries Van Noten’s ode to Las Vegas, a Rochas riff on Hitchcock — with Tippi Hedren beehives — a truly gothic front row at the Garage in the Marais for Gareth Pugh, and a little mixed media at Rue du Mail. Off the runway, we love the sock and sandal look sported by the cooler-than-thou girls. We think the look originated with German tourists — think black ankle socks and Birkenstocks — but was made chic by uber-stylist Alex White. Whatever its origins, it sure beats opaque tights when it’s 80 degrees Fahrenheit.