Paris Fashion Week
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Paris is still regarded by many as the fashion capital of the world.
After all, modern notions of haute couture and ready-to-wear originated here. Enjoy our edit of designers who showcased at last Paris Fashion Week.
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GET YOUR BAGUETTE! 'CUZ PARIS FASHION WEEK IS SET TO LAUNCH IN FEBRUARY
Now why did we mention "baguette" here?
Yes, they're delicious. And possibly even nutritious (especially those nutty, whole-grain type ones we had last time we were in Saint-Gratien, which is a charming town just north of the city).
We probably should steer clear of cliches, even though the French really do love delicious bread-type things, not to mention delicious cheese of all kinds. Suddenly we miss France a little bit, even though while we're there we're always complaining about the weather and graffiti. Dear Europe: Please ban spray paint. Seriously. You'd look so much better, and all those people tagging things for some reason could save up for computers and get terrific jobs writing articles on websites. Oh wait, that's not so great, either.
Hm, where were we? Ah yes.
Paris Fashion Week Fall 2014 will be grand. Here's an article about Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, proving we know something about the topic. And the article appears in Women's Wear Daily, so you know it's gots to be good.
Seriously, we saw a bunch of shows at last NY Fashion Week, taking a bunch of cruddy pics with our iPhone, went to bed and the next morning there were printed copies of Women's Wear Daily all over Lincoln Center with much better pictures and articles that actually knew what they were talking about. Now that's service!
I guess that's why they call it a "daily." But still, wows!
Anyway, Paris' collections will begin Feb. 25, 2014, and appear at various locations around the "City of Light" (which is actually pretty gloomy), which means a lot more hoofing around than in New York, but a lot more variety. A couple of seasons ago, Chanel showed at a beautiful garden location. Pierre Cardin showed at a museum; or maybe it was a palace. We forget.
We just remember our editor was there, while we sat updating the site with a cranky cat on our lap.
Ah well. The price of success.
PARIS FASHION WEEK DATES
What are the dates of Paris Fashion Week?
Well my friend, Paris is a bit harder than the other "Big 4" to pin down temporally, like some sort of fashionable Dr. Who. (Probably spinning around with Karlie Kloss in the TARDIS.* See below!)
But, thankfully, not MUCH harder.
Being at the end of the month (coming last, after Milan, probably because Paris dropped the ball long ago, figuring since they're the world's fashion capital, they didn't "need" a fashion week), Paris Fashion Week overlaps a bit into two months.
So the dates for Paris Fashion Week begin in late-February and run into March (for the Fall or "Autumn"-Winter collections), and then begin in late September with some dates in early October (for the Spring-Summer collections).
Look up at top for the actual dates for the upcoming season.
France means glorious food like french fries (except they call them "frites" in French, which is the same as "chips" in British English, British having created the original English, unless you count the Angles, the first English, who ironically spoke Germanic ... man, history and culture are confusing.)
What does this, you ask, have to do with Fashion Week Paris dates?
Lots! Because in France, they serve "frites" with mussels, which are dee-licious!
No wait, because Paris is the biggest, brightest and most fashionable of all the fashion weeks, still organized by the French Federation of Fashion, even as a certain German-based car manufacturer does a great job of gobbling up all of the other fashion weeks. (And we meant "gobbling," you know, in the good way. Heh heh.)
MADE Fashion Week is also making in-roads into Paris, which just goes to show that "edgy" trust-fund kids need fashion shows, too! (You can even buy collections of clothes from MADE in retail stores, although we're not sure who's buying it, except they probably have impeccable taste. Can we get an "amen," people? No? Okay, be that way.
And has anyone told them "made" sounds like either "made man," which is cheesy, or something you tell a child when they go to the bathroom? Gross!)
Luckily no one cares what we think. So let the beautiful fashion continue!
And if you're looking for a "date" for Paris Fashion Week, we apologize that we can't help with that, especially if "date" is in quotes, 'cuz that's weird.
*(Here they are again: Karlie Kloss and Dr. Who. This was NOT Photoshopped! Oh right, yes it was. Could you tell??)
(Delicious "French fries" ... oh no, we meant frites ... oh no, we meant chips. Ergh.)
LAST PARIS FASHION WEEK SCHEDULE
The previous season is behind us now, but here it is for reference and/or nostalgia. (Someone please cue "The Way We Were.")
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
10 AM | Lucien Pellat Finet
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
10 AM | Christophe Lemaire
Thursday, September 26, 2013
9 AM | Balenciaga
Friday, September 27, 2013
10 AM | Roland Mouret
Saturday, September 28, 2013
9:30 AM | Junya Watanabe
Sunday, September 29, 2013
10 AM | Kenzo
Monday, September 30, 2013
9 AM | Collette Dinnigan
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
9:30 AM | Fátima Lopes
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
10 AM | Louis Vuitton
UPCOMING PARIS FASHION WEEK SCHEDULE
We're waiting for the details, but here are the dates for Paris Fall-Winter Ready to Wear (i.e. Women's), happening February 25 - March 5, 2014.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Look for the full schedule to be posted in January 2014.
Watch it live at ParisFashionWeekLIVE.com.
PARIS FASHION WEEK 2014 SCHEDULE
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The complete Paris Fall 2014 fashion week schedule (Paris Fashion Week February 2014) will soon be posted here.
Want to buy tickets to Paris Fashion Week?
We'll have some leads and information for you, as well as information on the latest fashion trends for 2014.
WHEN IS PARIS FASHION WEEK?
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PARIS FASHION WEEK FEBRUARY-MARCH 2014
The Parisians are cool if you do your best to speak French, which you'll probably suck at due to all the verbs and of course the pronounciation, which sounds like you're choking yet somehow sounds pretty good.
Another thing you can do in Paris is see pigeons in the park eating grain, which is WONDERFUL in Paris, because the birds all chirp in French, although they have a horrible accent, making them the mockery of one another, which is odd because they're all French.
Be sure not to go to Brasserie Lipp in the 6th, because even though the name sounds like it'll be super-delicious, trust us it won't be. When in Paris, we recommend "pain au chocolat," which refers to how painfully expensive it will be, which is really helpful of the Parisians, just to lay it on the line like that.
Anyway, we love the French (see we tread carefully around them because we don't want to get banned), so whilst you are there, go up the Eiffel Tower, take a Seine cruise, and visit the Saint Germain, which is a charming neighborhood on the Left Bank, not a type of labrador retriever.
Finally, be sure to wear a knit ski cap if you want to seem either very rich, or very authentic.
And we weren't kidding about those French lessons, unless you want to get not smiled at, which -- let's face it -- is your destiny there anyway.
PARIS FASHION WEEK TICKETS
Looking to buy tickets to Paris Fashion Week?
Most events are "industry only," which means you'll need a press invitation (time to fire up that blog!). Or become a buyer for a retail chain, boutique, etc.
Still want to attend? All is not lost, depending on where you want to go. Here's some information on how to buy tickets to the various fashion weeks.