paris, je t'aime
get inspired by the looks we love at french fashion week.
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Au revoir, Paris! Fashion Week has been real, but with the last model's walk at Hermes this afternoon, it came to a close. But like all things we love, we're not going to let the shows of PFW disappear from our memory. We're keeping the collections alive by shopping items that remind us of the blazers at Dior and the brogues at Lanvin, while queuing up films that channel that Parisian je ne sais quoi. Check out our guide to getting inspired by Paris in the gallery and treat yourself to a little fete francaise.
Nicolas Ghesquiere is back! And with him he brought a vaguely '70s show for Louis Vuitton centered on an A-line silhouette, smart layering, exotic textures, and mini trunk bags that I already want three of. On top of the clothing and accessories, Ghesquiere added a personal touch with a note passed out in French and English before the show that expressed his intentions and aspirations for the brand. I couldn't love him any more. -- STEFF YOTKA BEAUTIFY WITH: Guerlain Precious Light Rejuvenating Illuminator -- $51 WATCH: The Graduate LISTEN TO: "Le temps de l'amour" - Francoise Hardy Sometimes I look at the fancy ladies who walk their dogs around NYLON's Soho office during work hours and think, "Now that looks awesome." They're put-together, chic, and downtown cool, and Dior show was fashion equivalent of that for me. Featuring menswear-inspired pieces like tux jackets over minidresses, Raf Simons does grown-up glamour (with a twist) better than almost anyone else.-- LIZA DARWIN WEAR: Topshop Blazer--$90 BEAUTIFY WITH: Lancome Teal Eyeshadow--$25 WATCH: The Last Days of Disco LISTEN TO: "R U WIth Me" - ASTR The sweatshirts and pop graphics that have defined Givenchy for seasons are gone, and in their place are delicate butterfly prints, ladylike pussy bow blouses, and bold trousers. In the dream version of my life where I'm an elegant Parisian femme fatale, this is what I wear everyday. -- SY BEAUTIFY WITH: Givenchy Le Prisme Blush -- $44 WATCH: Y tu mama tambien Hedi Slimane's newest crop of grungy-goth goodness featured tons of achromatic separates, luxurious black minidresses, and unexpected pops of glitter in '60s shifts. Equal parts bewitching and flashy, let's just say Wednesday Addams would be very jealous. -- LD WEAR: Maje Dress--$415 BEAUTIFY WITH: Guerlain Kohl Eyeliner--$38
- WATCH: The Addams Family
Extravagance melded with function at the Lanvin fall '14 show. I mean is there anything better than a cute cocktail dress that you actually feel comfortable in?! (No, there isn't, trust me.) And with brogues on the models' feet, and dramatic lashes on their eyes, the Lanvin show was a lesson in practical drama. -- SY BEAUTIFY WITH: Sephora Fasle Eye Lashes -- $5 WATCH: My Fair Lady LISTEN TO: "Easy" - Son Lux feat. Lorde