Fashion

this is it

a choose your own adventure guide to the paris front row.

London may have invented the It Girl,

but the Parisians do it oh-so-well. From Kiki de Montparnasse, to Jacqueline Roque, to Jane Birkin, to Francoise Hardy, Lou Doillon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Vanessa Paradis, the French muses have been nailing that

je ne sais quoi 

since the turn of the century. 

The ladies at Paris Fashion Week have clearly learned from their predecessors, too. From Camille Rowe-Poucheresse's nonchalant outfits to Clemence Poesy's Chanel-and-jeans look, the Paris front row gals are inspirations all of us who want to look cool, un-fussy, and chic. 

But how to know which It Girl is the right muse for you? Easy peasy! Use our choose your own adventure guide to all the gals in Paris to find out if you're more of a red lipstick a la Ciara or a messy hair and crop top like Adele Exarchopoulos kind of girl. 

If You Love

: Thigh high socks and black and white

Your It Girl Match is:

Hailee Steinfeld

Because:

The teen actress attended the Louis Vuitton show looking cute

and

age appropriate in a black and white party frock and thigh high socks with Mary Janes.

If You Love

: Sofia Coppola

Your It Girl Match is:

Sofia Coppola

Because:

Duh! She's the best. Just look at her Louis Vuitton outfit. 

If You Love

: Goth hippie

Your It Girl Match is:

Dakota Fanning

Because:

You never thought you'd see Dakota Fanning in a floor length, black lace dress, but now that you did, you'll never forget it.

If You Love

: White mod minidresses

Your It Girl Match is:

Elle Fanning

Because:

The younger Fanning attended the Vuitton show in a brocade white minidress that is pure perfection.

If You Love

: Red leather

Your It Girl Match is:

Lena Dunham

Because:

Only the ultimate girl could pull off a red leather duster at the Miu Miu show.

If You Love

: Black, navy, and subtle embellishments

Your It Girl Match is:

Rashida Jones and Dianna Agron

Because:

You get both because RJ and DA rocked complimentary navy and black outfits to the Miu Miu show, and even posed together to hammer their shared cuteness home.

If You Love

: Looking like a punk schoolgirl

Your It Girl Match is:

Du Juan

Because:

The model strutted her way into the Miu Miu front row in a denim kilt and leather jacket, AKA Blair Waldorf gone bad. 

If You Love

: Leather daddies

Your It Girl Match is:

Michelle Dockery

Because:

The Downton Abbey

star did a complete 180 from her character and attended the Miu Miu show in an all-leather minidress with rhinestoned collar. 

If You Love

: Courtney Love

Your It Girl Match is:

Imogen Poots

Because:

The actress did her best Courtney Love impersonation at the Miu Miu show in a yellow ruffled dress, smudged red lipstick, and platform shoes.

If You Love

: Dark lipstick and Bambi sweatshirts

Your It Girl Match is:

Lily Collins

Because:

To attend Givenchy the actress went for it, pairing her moody makeup with a Givenchy Bambi sweatshirt sans pants. 

If You Love

: Dressing to a designer's specs

Your It Girl Match is:

Iggy Azalea

Because:

At every fashion show she attended, Azalea looked like the brand's ideal girl, from all white at Chloe to curvy in purple at Vivienne Westwood.

If You Love

: Wearing sunglasses inside and silver accessories

Your It Girl Match is:

Rita Ora

Because:

Ora kept her shades on for the Chanel show--perhaps her silver clutch was a little blinding?

If You Love

: Floral prints and topknots

Your It Girl Match is:

Katy Perry

Because:

Her Chanel look is '90s approved. 

If You Love

: Red lipstick

Your It Girl Match is:

Ciara

Because:

Nobody does it like Ciara!

If You Love

: Casual dressing even if you're in a cocktail dress

Your It Girl Match is:

Alexandra Richards

Because:

No matter what show she was at, Richards kept her look cool thanks to her beachy hair and nonchalant outfits. 

If You Love

: White shirts and jumpsuits

Your It Girl Match is:

Camille Rowe Poucheresse

Because:

Mme. Rowe Poucheresse has us completely rethinking our jeans and white shirts game. Oh, and she looks bomb in a jumpsuit too. 

If You Love

: Big hair and short shorts

Your It Girl Match is:

Bip Ling

Because:

"Whip My Hair" was actually written about Bip Ling's amazing 'do. So was "Short Shorts."

If You Love

: All black

Your It Girl Match is:

Jeanne Damas

Because:

She's the newest French It Girl to win over America, probably because she's well versed in Parisian classics. 

If You Love

: Jeans and Chanel

Your It Girl Match is:

Clemence Poesy

Because:

Guys, she looks perfect in a Chanel tweed jacket and jeans at the brand's show. Literally perfect. 

If You Love

: Messy hair and short skirts

Your It Girl Match is:

Tao Okamoto

Because:

The model-turned-actress showed up at all the major shows showing a little leg and never letting her fly-aways be a bother. 

If You Love

: White lace

Your It Girl Match is:

Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor

Because:

In a Valentino dress, de Cadenet Taylor looks like an It Girl Archangel.

If You Love

: Buxom silhouettes and a crop top

Your It Girl Match is:

Daisy Lowe

Because:

"Va-va-voom!" is what we exclaimed at Lowe's '50s bombshell inspired look at Vivienne Westwood

If You Love

: The '80s

Your It Girl Match is:

Adele Exarchopoulos

Because:

In fresh off the runway Balmain, Exarchopoulos looks like your dream '80s babysitter. 

If You Love

: Shorts

Your It Girl Match is:

Gemma Arterton

Because:

She's the only gal who dared to wear shorts to Paris Fashion Week, and she totally pulls it off!

If You Love

: Brocade, embroidery, and being a little mismatched

Your It Girl Match is:

Lindsey Wixson

Because:

Only the Kansas girl could pull off a beaded asymmetrical crop top with a long skirt. 

If You Love

: Prim prints, even at night!

Your It Girl Match is: 

Harley Viera-Newton 

Because:

The DJ looks so French and so clean no matter the hour.

If You Love

: A sheer blouse

Your It Girl Match is:

Lou Doillon

Because:

We may not know how you wear a sheer blouse without constant fear of exposing yourself, but we're glad Lou Doillon does.

If You Love

: Jeans, flannels, and heels

Your It Girl Match is:

Lily McMenamy

Because:

The 19-year-old model nails the American teen look, even if she's French and British.

If You Love

: Prints!

Your It Girl Match is:

Christa Theret

Because:

Head-to-toe prints at Givenchy is kind of Christa Theret's thing, and we're loving it.

If You Love

: A center part and a Chanel bag

Your It Girl Match is:

Zoe Kravitz

Because:

Zoe Kravitz gets a million It Girl points for being the only non-French girl at Chanel who looks 100-percent Parisian. A+.

Hailee Steinfeld at Miu Miu

Sofia Coppola at Louis Vuitton

Elle Fanning at Louis Vuitton

Dakota Fanning at Louis Vuitton.

Lena Dunham at Miu Miu.

Rashida Jones and Dianna Agron at Miu Miu.

Du Juan at Miu Miu.

Michelle Dockery at Miu Miu.

Imogen Poots at Miu Miu

photo by david x pruitting/ bfanyc.com

Lily Collins at Givenchy.

Iggy Azalea at Chloe, Vivienne Westwood, and in the Tuileries.

photo by joe schildhorn /bfanyc.com

Rita Ora at Chanel.

photo by joe schildhorn /bfanyc.com

Katy Perry at Chanel

givenchy photo by david x pruitting/ bfanyc.com

Ciara at Givenchy and Valentino.

balmain party photo by joe schildhorn /bfanyc.com

Alexandra Richards at the Balmain After Party, Saint Laurent, outside Lanvin, and at Dior.

zadig & voltaire party photo by joe schildhorn /bfanyc.com

Camille Rowe Poucheresse at Chloe and the Zadig & Voltaire Party.

kenzo photo by david x pruitting/bfanyc.com

Bip Ling at the Kenzo Party and at Chanel.

photo by david x pruitting/bfanyc.com

Jeanne Damas at the Made Paris Fashion Week Party hosted by MAC.

Clemence Poesy at Chanel.

Tao Okamoto at Chloe, Viktor & Rolf, John Galliano, and Chanel.

Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor at Valentino.

Daisy Lowe at John Galliano.

photo by david x pruitting/bfanyc.com

Adele Exarchopoulos at Balmain.

Gemma Arterton at Chloe.

photo by david x pruitting/bfanyc.com

Lindsey Wixson at the Mademoiselle C screening.

photo by david x pruitting/bfanyc.com

Harley Viera Newton behind the DJ Booth.

photo by david x pruitting/bfanyc.com
photo by david x pruitting/bfanyc.com

Lily McMenamy at the Kenzo Party.

Lou Doillon at Chanel.

Zoe Kravitz at Chanel.