PARIS--So I've landed in fashion's beloved city, and I'm seeing Dries van Noten, Gareth Pugh, and Rochas later on today, but amidst the 90-plus shows are a gazillion good parties. Here's a sampling of what's on. If you're in town, these are what you don't want to miss:
Roberto Cavalli's 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Party: Tonight The Cavalli maison is turning 40, and celebrating with a grand party at Ecole des Beaux-Arts. There will be "special performances," which we're betting will include Leonna Lewis and Taylor Swift, who both sat front row at the designer's Milan show.
Vogue Paris' 90th Anniversary Gala: September 30 Carine's tome is turning 90, so expect this to be the best-looking party of the week. Oh, and it's a costume ball. So wear a mask.
H&M Champs Elysees: October 4 After struggling for years to secure a spot on the high-end shopping street, the fast fashion giant has opened a new flagship on the Champs Elysees, which means it's time party.
Printemps & V Magazine: October 5 If you were too tired, like me, to see Courtney Love play at Don Hill's during New York Fashion Week, now's your chance. She'll be performing at this "Printemps Loves New York" party, hosted by V Magazine and the French department store.
There's plenty of other stuff going on, but these are the ones you simply cannot miss. Au revoir, for now!