British Vogue – March 11, 2013

Edie Campbell Paris Fashion Week Diary

 

VOGUE cover girl Edie Campbell had a busy Paris Fashion Week this season, walking the catwalk at some of the week’s biggest shows — Chanel, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney and Sacai.

In between fittings and walk throughs, she kept a photo diary to show what it’s really like at the shows — from the labels with the best catering (ham at Saint Laurent, croissants at Chanel), to the perils of Marc Jacobs’ Louis Vuitton set.

 

March 3, 2013

My favourite fashion couple — Vogue‘s Fran Burns and Angelo Pennetta, keeping me company on the Eurostar. After arriving in Paris, I go to fittings for Stella McCartney, Chanel, Valentino, Saint Laurent and Sacai. All very jolly and sunny.

 

March 3, 2013

At my Chanel fitting, wondering if anyone would notice if I nicked a Chanel riding hat. Decided against it.

 

March 4, 2013

After three hours of sleep, I’ve got a 7am call time for the Stella show in a suitably grand location — the Opera. One model has been hit by a stomach bug and is uncontrollably vomiting, so I spend my time dodging make-up brushes that might have been used on her. Not normally a hypochondriac, but have a terrible visions of being struck down with the same thing and projectile vomiting on the catwalk. Not chic.

 

March 4, 2013

My look at Stella.

 

March 4, 2013

Speediest mode of transport ever! Sunny motorbike ride across Paris to the Sacai show. After spending about five minutes in hair and make-up, I have a quick look at the floor plan of where I’m meant to be going on the catwalk, which looked to me like the kind of scribble you might draw on an Etch A Sketch. Anyway, I pretend to understand it, and I’m thrown out onto the catwalk like a confused baby, walk in lots of circles, and then about five minutes later I’m out on the street again clutching a glass of slightly warm Champagne at midday.

 

March 4, 2013

Take the Metro over to my McQueen fitting, where I find Julia Nobis, my favourite Australian, sporting a particularly fetching wig.

 

March 4, 2013

The cages each girl wore at the McQueen show. My look at McQueen seemed to take hours to get done, with layers of corsets and undershirts and waist-cinchers and other things that haven’t been seen since the 19th Century. The complexity of the whole outfit is mind boggling.

 

March 4, 2013

My look at the Saint Laurent show, one of my favourite shows because it’s so relaxed and the music is always great and I’m actually encouraged to slump down the runway like a boy.

 

March 4, 2013

Saskia and I backstage at Saint Laurent before the show. There’s an after show party with delicious mojitos, a whole leg of ham and a vat of tortellini. It’s quite obvious why this is my favourite show. Then to my midnight fitting at Vuitton, and another three hours of sleep before Chanel.

 

March 5, 2013

All the models at the Chanel rehearsal, standing in front of the globe. Chanel is another of my favourite shows, once again because of the food. About a million mini-croissants later (#yolo), it’s show time.

 

March 5, 2013

Saskia limbering up for the show, with Cara’s help.

 

March 5, 2013

I walk over to the next show of the day — Valentino. I’m quite tired and delirious by this point, hence this photo. I get a full head of long black extensions and look a lot like Morticia Addams. We’re told to walk serenely, which always takes me back to age six when my mum refused to let me go to ballet classes because she said I danced like an elephant wearing platform boots. Hopefully I have acquired some gracefulness since then.

 

March 5, 2013

My bag at Valentino has my initials embossed on it which is very sweet.

 

March 5, 2013

Julia, Vanessa and Esther in the model bus heading from Valentino over to McQueen.

 

March 5, 2013

The McQueen show was ten outfits and five pairs of looks — twin angels, popes, cardinals, communion gowns. This is me and Tilda, my twin evil nun. There are three shows at 30 minute intervals and we can’t sit down or take layers off in between. Once again, I try and look serene whilst being painfully aware of my elephant-ballet history.

 

March 5, 2013

Julia looking angelic in between shows.

 

March 6, 2013

Me in my look at the Vuitton show. I was meant to be opening the show, but when my light flashed green to tell me to open my door onto the catwalk, the door jammed and so I was left frantically rattling the door and cut my knuckles in my panic, so when I eventually had the clarity of mind to stumble out through someone else’s door I was red faced, sweaty and had blood trickling down my fingers. Grrrreat one. And then I got on the Eurostar and went home and slept for two days!

 



 

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