Paris Fashion Week is a celebration of couture. The designers have tapped into their imaginations and sent some fabulous shapes, prints and embellishments down the catwalks as a result. The 15-minute shows are more entertaining than a West-End musical or a big-budget film as they leave the audience open-mouthed and excited about fashion, and the tickets are fought over by celebs who want to be part of the action.
So who made the list this year and what did they wear for their big moment? The stakes are high for the stars as if they fail to make an impression then they won’t be asked to sit in the front row in future, so everyone takes a lot of time on their appearance. If you want to make an impression for the right reasons, then copy these celebs who looked gorgeous on the FROW.
Olivia Palermo at Schiparelli
As it’s chilly out, Olivia made her coat part of her fashion statement. The military coat has an effortless elegance thanks to it’s eye-catching button detail and unique neckline. When you wear a coat like this, you’re automatically on trend – no matter what you have on underneath!
Nicole Kidman at Armani Prive
Nicole is one of Girorgio Armani’s ambassadors and wore a signature black long sleeve maxi dress with some pretty black heeled sandals. Sometimes, you don’t have to have any embellishment if the dress fits you well. A black maxi dress has the added advantage of being really flattering as it’s slimming and Nicole’s bow tie at the waist highlights that even more.
Bella Hadid street style
She’s one of the Queens of the catwalk and she nails off-duty chic as well. It’s always good to look at Bella for inspiration as she mixes colour and texture beautifully. Her cream jumper dress looks gorgeous with brown over the knee boots and yet it’s such a simple look. It’s all about how you wear it…
Kendall Jenner street style
Wow, Kendall is becoming edgy! That gold bomber jacket got her noticed from miles away as she made her way back to her hotel after a show. Because she wears it with plain black tailored trousers she gets away with it. A statement jacket can be a lot of fun!
Kylie Minogue at Schiaperelli
The pop Princess doesn’t often attend fashion shows, but she showed she fits in by wearing a cute short sleeve midi dress with a black blazer. She looks feminine and elegant with her hair swept back into a French chignon. Again, it’s a simple look but that’s part of it’s appeal. You don’t need to be fussy to look fabulous!
Vanessa Paradis at Chanel
A checked print looks set to be popular this season as monochrome returns with a twist. The French actress looked stunning as she wore her checked top with black trousers and a statement belt. She looks comfortable as well as fashionable, which is important when you want to go from show to party and then to a restaurant. You could do anything in an outfit like this.
Alessandra Ambrosio street style
The Victoria’s Secret model made the streets of Paris her catwalk in a mesh maxi skirt, a fluffy black jumper and a cute French beret. Again, this is monochrome at it’s finest and you could wear this from day to night if you replace the jumper with a vest top for dancing all night long. A maxi skirt is always fun on the dancefloor.
Pixie Lott at Schiaperelli
Pixie’s never been shy when it comes to taking risks and she did just that by picking a bold pink jumper to wear on the front row. With her blonde hair, she’s in danger of looking like a doll but she embraces that and makes the Barbie look work for her by adding a pink purse for good measure. If you’re going to go bold, don’t apologise so that everyone knows you’re happy with the way you look and that will make everyone jealous!
Victoria Beckham at International Woolmark Prize
This look isn’t for everyone, but Victoria Beckham at least made a fashion statement when she collected the International Woolmark Prize. She looked comfortable in her blue blouse and orange trousers as there was no risk of a wardrobe malfunction and that made the look more wearable. If you’re going to wear a bold colour block like this then you need to compromise with the shape of the clothes so you don’t look as if you’re trying too hard.
Who do you think looked the most chic and stylish? It’s good to see the celebs wearing colours and embellishment and having some fun with fashion as it indicates that there’s more of that to come.