Fashion Week in Parijs: catwalk outside at fashion show Dries van Noten

Because I could only stay in Paris for a short time, I only took pictures before and after the Dries van Noten show on 25th of September 2019. This time the show took place at Opéra Bastille, Not the nicest place for photography. But luckily the people who have been invited make a lot of good. In any case, I enjoyed all the beautiful combinations that came along.

Fashion Week in Parijs: catwalk buiten bij show Dries van Noten

Fashion Week in Parijs: catwalk buiten bij show Dries van Noten

Journalists and buyers are mainly invited to the shows. What is striking is that guests often wear something from the designer where they are ‘guests’.

Animal prints

We will see many animal prints in the coming season. To be honest, I don’t often see a man in a coat with an animal print.

Oversized trench coats

Autumn is ideally suited for a raincoat, this time there were strikingly many to see. So I’ll take my trench coat out again. Mine has become a bit spacious, but that appears to be no objection at all.


At a show, there are always many photographers invited to record the show. Many colleagues also gather outside, including The Sartorialist. Most of them focus on young people who may or may not be invited. I’m lucky to be more interested in slightly older women and men. That makes it easier for me to go my own way.

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour, editor in chief of the American Vogue arrived – as usual – at the very last moment. She was dropped off right in front of the entrance by her driver and was, therefore, able to walk straight to the entrance. That makes it a bit difficult to take a photo.

editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher, since 2013.


Fashion Week in Parijs: catwalk buiten bij show Dries van Noten

Linda Fargo, fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman in New York

Paris is always a good idea

I enjoyed it – as always – and gained a lot of inspiration! Audrey Hepburn was right: “Paris is always a good idea”. Because I could only stay one night this time, I treated myself to a stay at La Villa de Saint Germain des Prés. That turned out to be a good plan afterwards. It is highly recommended, the hotel is located in the middle of this neighborhood, near a metro station and lots of great shops, galleries and restaurants ‘around the corner’. To conclude, I drank tea the last day across the street at a branch of Ladurée Paris. With a macaron of course. I think they really make the best macarons in Paris.

Fashion Week Parijs 2017 you can see here and here