Destination / Wish You Were Here

Haute Couture AW 17 editor’s diary

A visit to Coco Chanel’s apartment after lunch at Café Pinson: Fashion & Beauty Director Billie Iveson shares the best in-between moments of Haute Couture AW 17 in Paris.

The shows …
Chanel: Leather boots and feathered details inside the opulent Grand Palais.
Christian Dior: Belted waists and masculine tailoring.

The accessories …
Van Cleef & Arpels’ whimsical high jewellery presentation, Le Secret.

Between shows …
Lunch at old favourites Loulou and Café Pinson, dinner at La Belle Epoque, an afternoon at Coco Chanel’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon, taking in the 70-year celebration of Christian Dior at Designer of Dreams, and a mid-week trip to The Peninsula Paris hotel spa.

The sounds …
Pharrell Williams’ private gig with a view over la tour Eiffel at the Gabrielle Chanel launch party.