The highlights of day five were some much needed R&R at Biologique Recherche before a re-see, catching up with designers, and Alexander McQueen


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The highlights of day five were some much needed R&R at Biologique Recherche before a re-see, catching up with designers, and Alexander McQueen.

Paris Spring Summer 2020

A fashion week diary

On the morning of the second to last day of shows, the city of Paris honored the late former president Jacques Chirard, which meant the streets were closed and it was impossible to navigate on time. Unfortunately, I missed both Stella McCartney and Giambattista Valli, both of which I wish I could have seen, so here are my favorite looks from afar:

Stella McCartney Spring Summer 2020


Giambattista Valli Spring Summer 2020


Biologique Recherche Facial

Biologique is one of my favorite places, and Paris is where the brand was born. The staff is incredibly skilled and knowledgeable, and no matter how stressed you are, everything is so relaxing and luxurious throughout the experience, from the sheets to the decor. At this point I was so exhausted I knew I was going to fall asleep and my facialist was so very understanding. Of course, I had the most hydrating treatment available. In my opinion, Biologique is one of the best institutes that exists, so of course I stocked up on product to take home. As always, I will need to buy an extra suitcase to take all my goodies back to New York.

Burberry SPRING 2020 Re-See

I decided to fill my afternoon with brands and appointments that I love, and since I didn’t go to London Fashion Week, I booked a re-see with Burberry to visit Michael Giugliano, who recently moved from Calvin Klein to Burberry and therefore London. I miss him immensely so I was happy to catch up in Paris. The location was actually the former address of Vogue Paris, my office for 8 years, 15 years ago at 56A Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, an address I will never forget. Since I cannot yet share my photos from Burberry, I took a picture of the beautiful building for nostalgia’s sake.


Alexander McQueen Spring 2020

I love the possibility of having a drink with a designer, especially if I loved their collection as much as Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s for Chloe. I had a lovely little moment with Natacha before running to McQueen.

Sarah Burton has been so wonderful in upholding Alexander McQueen’s voice and remaining true to the house codes. However she interprets the vision is always wonderful, and she truly finds amazing ways to turn a ruffle, and can always find a way to reinterpret the language. A voluminous and beautiful collection with so much more below the surface of the designs, Sarah worked with traditional craftsmen and women from Ireland, Britain, and students from central St Martins College, and she upcycled both textiles and patterns from her and Alexander’s history at the brand.