Paris Fashion Week AW17: What The Celebs Wore

Paris Fashion Week is the extravagant, spectacular and slightly OTT one. Whereas London is all about unique, individual and new ways of dressing, Paris has a reputation for showing couture dresses, which may have elements from past decades of glamour, that each look more magical and attention-grabbing than the next.

Stars love attention-grabbing as much as they need to please the world famous designers that show in Paris like Balmain, Valentino, Stella McCartney and Chloe. The front row of the fashion shows are often like mini catwalks as the celebs jostle to be seen taking an interest in the hope they can borrow free outfits for future stage shows or premieres. However, this is brilliant news for us as it means we have a lot of inspiration and insight inti what the stars are wearing now at the start of spring to stand out in a cool, casual way.

Let’s have a closer look at some of the best dressed celebs in the Paris Fashion Week FROW:


Rihanna was in Paris to show off her Fenty x Puma collection but she made the most of her time to attend some shows, where she dressed a lot more conservatively than usual. We’re used to seeing Ri Ri flash the flesh but she doesn’t need to in this strong black look. The black beret oozes attitude and the black suede boots are also very cool. All she needs after that hat is a well tailored formal black coat to make a fabulous entrance. After all, who knows what’s under the coat and knowing Rihanna, it won’t be very much!

Rita Ora

Now that Rita’s on America’s Next Top Model, she’s really established her fashion credentials. For the Vivienne Westwood show, she wore one of the designers signature tartan prints and her checked blazer looked gorgeous, especially when doubled up with a similar playsuit. The final touch is her lovely brown boots, a shade lighter than the tartan, which perfectly complements the ensemble and gives her a bit of extra height so she can walk in with even more confidence.

Sienna Miller

She’s known for her boho style and Sienna stayed true to her roots in Paris in a pretty floral maxi dress. It’s the perfect look for spring. Long enough to ensure our legs don’t get cold in the breeze but with a bright, cheerful print. What do you think?

Salma Hayek

As Paris is the place where showing off is not just acceptable but expected, Salma plays up to that in a sleek black leather dress. It hugs her curves and must make her feel super confident as she looks like she means business in that dress. Even better is that you could dress it down for day with ankle boots and wear killer heels at night.

Daisy Lowe

Daisy channeled a chic, elegant French vibe as she wangled a ticket to the Christian Dior show in Paris. In a long sleeve mini dress and black courts, she looked sophisticated and sleek. She looks smart without looking like she’s tried to hard, which can be hard to pull off but she nails it.

Solange Knowles

Solange never fails to make an impact with her clothes and she stood out in Paris for the right reasons in a white maxi dress. The colour is so attention grabbing, it’s all she needs to make an impression. White is also a lovely colour for spring as it flatters the complexion and makes every hint of sunshine a million times brighte

Olivia Palermo

Olivia never fails to look stylish and give the rest of us outfit envy! What she does best is to create practical day looks that are easy to wear but look super luxurious thanks to the contrasting textures and fabrics. For this look, she’s expertly matched a pink skirt to a simple beige jumper and although you wouldn’t expect these two colours to work, she shows that they do when they’re on.

Emma Roberts

Who says wearing a suit had to be masculine? Julia Roberts’ actress niece Emma shows that we can make trousers just as feminine as jumpsuits and dresses with lovely floral embroidery on her tailored outfit. Wearing her trademark red hair down and loose adds to the fuss-free, feminine outfit.

Who do you think had the most fabulous FROW outfit?

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7th March 2017
Written by Zoe Griffin