Why do TV stars shine brighter than models during fashion week?

In fact, the men’s fashion week, which is approaching two weeks, ended last weekend. He may care. you may not be. Or you may have seen Kylie Jenner sticking a foam lion’s head over Paris at fashion shows and immediately deleted her Instagram. In any case, I was going to start by explaining this new number of appearances of the Fashion Statement. Why We write about these shows because, to be honest, I asked the same question before I wrote about them.

But instead I’m going to talk about how they are because that’s the question I get asked the most. Yes, these are fashion shows with catwalks, air conditioning, and fancier snacks (ginger drinks at Givenchy, whiskey eggs at Kenzo do). But the most interesting part – at least for the outside world – is who’s there. Fashion week may be about clothes and the runway may be its red carpet, but the front row is where fashion meets pop culture.

Playing bingo in Paris with the second season cast of The White Lotus and Emily was a particular highlight in Milan and Paris. Adam DiMarco (Albie) from the first “to the first runway show!!!” joined. at Prada; Simona Tabasco (Lucia) and Sabrina Impacciatore (Valentina) shined on JW Anderson, while Will Sharpe (Ethan) and Theo James (Cameron) were on Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani, respectively. Meanwhile, Kenzo features Emily at Camille Razat (Camille) in Paris, Lucien Laviscount (Alfie) wearing a Louis Vuitton skirt, and Paul Forman cheering for hot chef Lucas Bravo, who even modeled at a show. We saw I (Nicolas).

Things looked pretty even until Sharpe reappeared at Loewe and an editorial friend spotted Leo Woodall (Jack) on Eurostar. White Lotus is the better show of the two. And when it comes to tailoring, of course she won that too. We can only hope that Jennifer Coolidge will do her part in next month’s women’s shows…

It’s worth keeping in mind that at shows they rarely seat journalists next to celebrities. Usually we can see them but not touch them, the podium plays the role of Stygian in keeping us apart. Yet at Prada they usually attach a projector to the back of their seat so you’ll be blinded long before you even take a glance.

By the way, the guest I saw the most was director Luca Guadagnino, who infiltrated almost every show in Milan unnoticed, even going to Paris to see Loewe. His interest in fashion will not be news to anyone who watches his films. Check out the mid-’80s micro shorts from Call Me By Your Name or Susie’s printed dress from Suspiria, inspired by Louise Bourgeois drawings. Guadagnino is obviously more interested in leading trends than creating period costumes, and when I spoke to him after the Prada show, he told me that his favorite looks were suede men’s dresses, not overcoats. Later, I saw him having dinner with Loewe designer Jonathan Anderson. All told, we can expect to see Timothée Chalamet in a dress and a few frog boots at the Oscars.

Sometimes the appearance of a celebrity is contractual, because the stars are brand ambassadors. The growing prevalence of K-pop performances such as Taeyang at Givenchy, Jimin at Dior, and Suga of BTS at Valentino is designed to either make me feel old or show the financial pull of the east Asian market. For me, it makes sitting in my chair more stressful. (The crowd outside Dior was absolutely insane.)

Compared to women’s shows, the men’s front row is generally pleasantly thin: Vogue giants Anna Wintour and Edward Enninful were absent. The only show the Beckhams attended was Rick Owens and Dior. All this tends to make his famous landscapes even juicier. My only real issue is the lack of spoiler alerts when celebrities wear the outfits we’re about to see on the runway. See: Kylie Jenner and the lion in her wardrobe.

For tags, the halo effect is also important – get the right faces in your front row and the likes will come. But for the rest of us, it’s a sign that we’re quite right to find these things interesting to look at. when it comes Why We’re covering fashion week, we’ll get to that when the time comes, don’t worry. Thank you for reading!

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Williamsburg wallet | AKA the new Brooklyn Birkin. “Thousands and thousands” Telfar wallets took all of 300 seconds to sell.

maxi menswear | There’s nothing against Harry-Styles in ball gowns, as seen at Lucien Laviscount at Louis Vuitton and Robert Pattinson at Dior, as well as at Luar, Givenchy, and Gucci, but slightly longer skirts in heavier fabrics are the new winter coats for men. clothes.

ping | Cooper destroyed the eave by traumatizing Emily in Paris. Try Kylie Jenner’s fringe, which is actually just a ponytail. Uncompromising elegance.

corsages | At the Golden Globes, she was spotted on the spring/summer ’23 catwalks of Prada and Bottega Veneta with Eddie Redmayne and Emma D’Arcy. Blousy roses and animated peonies are key. Go to Etsy to fake it.


Spenny’s basics | $70 for a plain white tank top? TikTok says it’s okay. We blame Prada for kicking off this trend.

FOMadonna | We got it. You have a ticket. Enough of Material Girl posts!

Pencil-thin muscles | Trust millennials: rip off like Rita Ora and you’ll live to regret it.

Table Editing | Fireplaces and fireplaces—that is, what you put on your fireplace—is the new surface. Colorful glass candlesticks, dried flowers and donut vases are all over Instagram. Try saving to get it cheaper.

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Q: How should I tie my scarf? Simon, 34, Manchester

A: Wonderful Question Si I’m writing this post from Paris fashion shows, which is even cooler than London. Here, everyone folds their scarf lengthwise and joins its two ends through the loop. Yes, just like Emmanuel Macron.

Don’t like this look – it’s nothing personal Mr. President, I find the asymmetry offensive – but it looks vaguely polished. Here is my alternative suggestion. Start by draping the scarf so that it falls evenly on both sides, then loop once at each length. It’s not very tight. Fluff the ends so they don’t look sad and messy. It’s not Rowan Atkinson’s gift wrap in Love Actually, it’s just a little zhuzh. Run now! Or you’ll miss your train.

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