Weekend Highlights From Paris Fashion Week: Alber Elbaz Sings, Kenzo's Escalator Catwalk PLUS Alicia Keys at Givenchy

05 March 2012 by

For those of you who've been glued to Grazia_Live's Twitter feed, you'll be up to date with our every move during Paris Fashion Week. For those of you who haven't, get involved! And check out our PFW highlights from the weekend...

1. Lanvin's sing-a-long

It was exciting enough to arrive at the Lanvin show and find a live band, fairy lights, canapes, a huge chandelier and Tilda Swinton, Jessica Alba, Pharell Williams and Dita Von Teese on the FROW (it was a fashwan birthday party to celebrate Alber Elbaz's 10th year at the brand, after all). Then we were treated to a collection of typically Lanvin-esque dresses covered in ruffles, peplums and jewels, that made us go all goose-pimply. But nothing could've prepared us for the show's grand finale when the curtains parted to reveal the bespectacled and bow-tied designer standing behind a microphone. He launched into an adorable rendition of Que Sera Sera after dedicating the song to all the people in fashion who had helped him 'realize his dream…I love you.' And just when we thought we couldn't love him more...

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2. John Galliano's bizarre birds

The fantastical headpieces at Galliano caused quite a stir, not least because it looked like Coco Rocha et al had shot a fleet of pheasants then plonked them on their heads. Can't say we'll be wearing one to Ascot. Image courtesy of Coco Rocha

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3. Kenzo's crazy catwalk

When Karlie Kloss tweeted from backstage, 'hope I don't get lost on the runway!', we were intrigued. When we saw the three floors of multi-coloured escalators, we were terrified. Would the poor lambs manage to tackle the tricky traverse in such high heels? The answer is yes. Without so much as a wobble, Karlie and her model pals strutted their stuff like true pros. Bravo!

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4. Givenchy's superstar FROW

Alicia Keys, P Diddy and Kanye West arrived in a whirl of paparazzi flashbulbs at Givenchy. Has there ever been a bling-ier FROW? We think not.

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5. Celine's ultra-exclusive show

At Celine, an eight-month-pregnant Phoebe Philo was on the door, personally greeting her guests. Instead of a glitzy catwalk show, the Autumn Winter collection was shown in the label's Paris showroom to a total of 70 guests, split between two shows. According to the Telegraph, Anna Wintour was overhead saying, 'Can you please ensure all fashion shows are like this?'


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