Laure Hériard Dubreuil, French style savant, former Instagram star (with over 93,000 followers and counting). After opening her own designer boutique in 2007, Hériard Dubreuil celebrated the first season of LHD, her new ready-to-wear and accessories line featuring collaborators Heimat Atlantica, Pierre Hardy, and , this past February. As she jets across countries and continents alike, Hériard Dubreuil documented her whirlwind Paris Fashion Week adventure exclusively for CR.
TUESDAY, DAY ONE
One of the first shows of Paris Fashion Week is Saint Laurent. The iconic French house shows at the Place du Trocadero so the Tour Eiffel glitters in the background. It’s the jolt of energy everyone needs to finish the last week of Fashion Month.
WEDNESDAY, DAY TWO
People always ask me where to eat in Paris and Cafe de Flore is the best. Over a hundred years old, Cafe de Flore has been a favorite of famous writers and artists for years (Sartre! Camus! Picasso!). It’s right in my neighborhood and you can’t beat the chic crowd and classic fare. I pop by for breakfast on Wednesday morning because the days get so busy, your next meal will probably be dinner.
Finding new talent is one my favorite parts of the job, and although Marine Serre exploded onto the scene this Fashion Week, I was had the pleasure of meeting her last year. I was on the jury of the Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography and LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers and she got awards at both events! Her blend of utilitarian sensibility and athletic details is wonderfully combined with a buoyant femininity. Get ready to hear a lot more about this exciting young French designer.
THURSDAY, DAY THREE
This was a super busy day! I started the morning at Chloé, which was so good this season. Here I am congratulating the brilliant Creative Director Natacha Ramsay-Levi! She is such a talented woman, I can’t wait to see where she continues to take the #ChloéGirl.
Paris was freezing! My look today is a black puffer layered over my Chanel jacket, denim skirt, and Celine boots. The next show on Thursday was Paco Rabanne, where I sat next to my friend, the chic Natasha Goldenberg.
It was another strong Paco Rabanne collection by Julien Dossena. Pairing the brand’s signature chain mail with French classics is exactly how a modern woman wants to dress. Model Theresa Hayes loved her look so much she was taking a post-show boomerang backstage. The ultimate endorsement!
Post-show, I went to the iconic Chanel Masion on, to work on a special podcast product coming out this spring. Coco Chanel herself used to watch her fashion shows from these mirrored stairs so she could see everyone’s reactions to the collection.
The last show of the day is cult brand Off-White. Virgil Abloh fans were out in droves, but my favorite moment was seeing it-girl Kaia Gerber’s look backstage.
FRIDAY, DAY FOUR
It was pouring in Paris today, so it was nice to get out of the rain and into the decadent Hotel de Ville for the Balmain show where Olivier Rousteing’s futuristic army was dressed in shiny lame, neon boucle and holographic palettes.
Look at this line-up of power women. Some of my favorite friends got together to celebrate the lovely Liya Kebede’s birthday at LouLou.
SATURDAY, DAY FIVE
The morning started with the brilliant Haider Ackerman’s show at the Palais de Tokyo. After that, my team and I went to restaurant La Coupole, such a clever location for the Altuzarra show. An iconic restaurant that has come to represent the history of Montparnasse, it was a window to the world in the roaring ’20s. I snapped this photo waiting for the show to start, admiring the art deco tiled floor and my accessories that day, sneakers, and clutch all by Pierre Hardy.
If you haven’t already gone to the Alaïa exhibit “Je suis Couturier” I highly recommend. An edit of some of Mr. Alaïa’s most revolutionary work, it was a beautiful, quiet moment in the middle of Fashion Week madness.
SUNDAY, DAY SIX
It was an early Sunday morning start and raining again! Bravo to Givenchy for understanding exactly what we all needed, Givenchy coffee served by cute waiters.
What I wore today: a power red Valentino coat, printed Valentino pants, and a striped knit. I love popping into Le Bristol Hotel for a presentation. It’s a fabulous place to show.
How good are these colors? My friend Alexandra Golovanoff picks the most beautiful hues for her Tricot knits. Her sweaters are one of my wardrobe essentials, I always pack at least one when I travel.
The last show of the day was Valentino, and it did not disappoint. Pierpaolo dazzled with sensational colors and a sense of romanticism that felt modern and approachable. His range from a tailored minimal coat to a hooded floral gown is incredible. He had the whole crowd buzzing with delight.
MONDAY, DAY SEVEN
Back at the Palais de Tokyo to see Giambattista Valli, I went backstage after the show to congratulate the designer. Here is a serene shot of the moodboard of what inspired the designer for this collection.
I also caught up with Carine and Aurelie Bidermann front row at Giambattista Valli
TUESDAY, DAY EIGHT
Oh Chanel! Always an incredible production, this year Karl Lagerfeld created a magical forest (with real trees!) inside the Grand Palais. The mood was romantic and nostalgic, a nod to the country estate where Karl grew up. It is the perfect way to close out Paris Fashion Week. Thank you for following along!END
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