The brand that had Paris Fashion Week buzzing tonight? Nope, not Chanel or even Balenciaga. It was high-street hero H&M. The Swedish label showed for the first time ever in the French capital and Grazia was there to witness the extravanganza unfold...
Grazia's Katherine Ormerod with Cara Delevingne
H&M's catwalk debut was held in a specially created space within the grounds of the Musée Rodin, which was transformed into a myriad of rooms, including everything from a kids playroom to a futuristic boudoir. The guests lined the rooms on sofas and chairs with Ashley Olsen, Hollywood cuties Chloe Moretz and Emma Roberts as well as fashion pros Daisy Lowe and Pixie Lott lining the FROW. And, of course, there was Anna Dello Russo.
As for the catwalk action, we loved the combination of tailored shapes with delicate dresses for a Frenchy tomboy spirit - you can check out the highlights in the gallery below, rewatch the show here and see our full Autumn Winter 2013 report. But for now, we're focusing on one addition to the runway that had us very excited: Ms Cara Delevingne. The Brit model was amongst the leggy likes of Joan Smalls and Daphne Groeneveld who formed H&M's model army. She paraded through the rooms looking hotter than ever in a sheer long-sleeved dress (which showed off her undies) teamed with knee-high black leather boots. Fox-tastic!
With all the concern about Cara's workload, we were expecting to meet a fairly dishevelled Ms Delevingne backstage after the show. Instead, as we extracted the hottest model in the world right now from dancing with her girl pals Daisy and Pixie, we were greeted by the glowing and slightly goofy Cara we all know and love. With her luminous skin and chiselled features contorted into those characteristic crazy faces, she talked to us exclusively about her post fashion week plans and her love of Grazia...
Cara Delevingne on the H&M catwalk
Grazia Daily: What are you doing after fashion week?
Cara Delevingne: I'm working straight away - first up American Vogue then a ton of other shoots so no rest at all. Nothing at all!
Grazia Daily: How are you keeping going?
Cara Delevingne: I don't know! I think by the end of the year I'm going to turn around and I'll look like I'm 45. All the soul will be sucked out of me! (laughs!)
Grazia Daily: Can we look forward to any news about you music career...?
Cara Delevingne: I've got a ton of stuff coming up in LA as soon as I'm done shooting. I'm meeting with some amazingly cool people so you'll be hearing more news soon.
Grazia Daily: Of course you'll keep Grazia up to date?
Cara Delevingne: Totally! Grazia is my favourite magazine. It's so amazing that I'm on the cover this week.