The other day we were in the right place at the right time and enjoyed watching guests arriving for the Dior extravaganza in the Tuileries. First sign of anything about to happen was the launch of yellow and pink balloons from the end of the Monet Pavilion.
The balloons were a welcome relief from the grey skies. Then we saw a fast-moving throng of paparazzi and discovered they were circling around Madonna. We could not see her face but her blonde hair from the back, but never mind we sat across from her in a London restaurant a couple of years back!This woman is in the slide show but here is a close up – note her necklace.
As we walked away toward the Concorde entrance we realised that many more guests were coming from that direction and joined the rest of the crowd in snaring some photos and here is a selection. You will notice as we did that the real fashion statement is in the shoes, impossibly high of course and difficult to walk on a normal surface let alone the gravel in the Jardin des Tuileries and the cobbled streets of Paris.
The women were mostly dressed in elegant day clothes, lots of leg showing in short skirts or tight trousers. A few turned up in long flowing dresses to make sure they stood out.This woman’s concession to autumn weather was to make sure she had her elbow length gloves.
John in the striped scarf trying to get a close up of this girl posing for cameras whilst I was watching the real fashion celebrity Anna Piaggi with her low crutch trousers, shortish hems and pointy toe boots. As you can see her partner made no special effort.
Piaggi is a famous fashion identity who has been the editor of Italian Vogue for many years and I asked my friend Debra Kolka to send me her name as I could not remember it, I mostly buy design and food magazines but had seen her in the social pages of various magazines at the dentist/doctor!!