I was just going about my business this morning, returning books to the library, getting my flu shot, wondering whether I might be able to spend the entire weekend in my pajamas given that our house guests are gone and my husband is travelling for work, when I encountered this:
Yes, indeed, it's Fashion Week and the designers are here showing off for their spring/summer collections. This crowd of photographers had gathered to see the departures after the Balenciaga ready to wear show. Since I didn't really have to be anywhere, I hung around for a bit and galked at the scene. It just confirmed for me that when it comes to fashion, I haven't got a clue. For example, can someone please explain this?
There were a handful of celebrities whose faces looked vaguely familiar and whom the photographers were crazy about, including Enrique Murciano from Without a Trace with his arm wrapped around girlfriend Lily Cole, and French film stars Amira Casar and Marie-Josée Croze (captured below).
The biggest star was Catherine Deneuve but the only picture I could get of her was this:
After the big names left, the paparazzi thinned but the models were still willing to pose for the fashion press:
As for the fashion, the ponytailed photographer summed it up as follows: "I saw a lot of dead animals and nothing fresh." And there you have it.