Hermes is the ultimate in luxury. So it follows that yesterday's fall show was a luxurious experience in spite of the rain and dropping temps. The setting was the courtyard of the beautiful École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts. Heat was pumped into the tented space and waiters stood at attention with flutes of champagne and glasses of fresh grapefruit and raspberry juice. Attendees were posh fangirls in their silk Hermes scarves. This is the 1% (.05%?).
In addition to loaded VIPs and editors, a few notable names were there, both on and off the runway. Carine Roitfeld was there, making only her second Paris fashion week appearance (she was at Dior and showed up later last night at Givenchy), trailed by a film crew. Curious? Us, too. We're on the hunt for more information about what's in the works for Roitfeld and will keep you posted. It seems like the Getty photographers are missing her as well. There's absolutely no photo evidence on the wire that she was at Hermès but I stumbled upon this mislabeled this photo of Anna Dello Russo as Carine. Which is funny.
Jane Birkin was there, too. She told WWD she's working on a new film called Delight in which she plays a war photographer and she's off to Australia next on tour.
The models who walked Christophe Lemaire's leathery luxe gaucho-inspired show were also of note. Because they weren't all fresh-faced teenagers. Lindbergh favorite and '90s supe Marie Sophie Wilson walked and so did Cecilia Chancellor--who made a loose menswear inspired suit and overcoat look incredibly sexy. And in an unexpected link back to Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg's last partner, Bambou, 53, closed the show. Casting models over the age of 21 was a nice point to make--these clothes are for all women--not just spring chickens. They look just as good, if not better, on women who feel comfortable in their skin.