What It’s Really Like To Attend Paris Couture Week

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A fixture on the front-row scene, stylist Erica Pelosini is a pro at jet setting around the world in the name of fashion. This season, she’s poised to be on the cusp of all the action at Spring 2017 Couture Week in Paris—and she’s bringing us along for the ride. From the stylish essentials she’s toting to scenes from the runway, check back throughout the duration of the event for more from the glittering City of Light.

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"All set for a busy day of shows with Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor & Rolf, Valentino and more."

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"Dressed and ready for Valentino!"

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"Looking up at Maison Valentino, held at Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild—such a dreamy location."

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"Such a beautiful collection—loving this soft green Valentino."

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"Elie Saab referenced Egypt as the inspiration for this collection. It was so inspiring to see all the beading detail and craftsmanship up close."

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"Bonjour Paris! I love waking up here and I’m so excited for an amazing week of Couture shows and events."

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"Day two with Chanel, which is always one of my favorites. Such a striking collection this season, with everything completely covered in mirrored glass that complemented so many of the sparkling and feather looks, reflecting off all angles as they walked around the runway. I loved that every look was topped off with a pearl anklet."

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"What better way to end the first day of Couture shows than with a masquerade ball held by Christian Dior? It was such a beautiful evening at the garden at Musée Rodin. They created such a magical atmosphere down to the horses (made into unicorns) that greeted us as we arrived."

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"I always love Giambattista Valli. The show started with satin suiting and shorter dresses, then moved into beautiful, casual-chic evening dresses, and ended with amazing gowns exploding with tulle."

Giambattista Valli. Courtesy of Erica Pelosini

"I don't think you could get more tulle on this if you tried. Loving the yellow—it's so much fun!"

Giambattista Valli. Courtesy of Erica Pelosini

"This one is straight out of a fairy tale."

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"Day one of couture shows, starting with Schiaparelli at their Place Vendome Salon. Always such an interesting take on fashion, with bits of surrealism—and I'm loving those boots."

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"One of my first stops when arriving to couture week is Sunday brunch at The Ritz—it’s a Paris institution."

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"From my bathrobe to couture—I'm ready for Paris after a refreshing spa vacation at the Kulm hotel in St. Moritz!"

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"Decisions, decisions..."

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"My bags are packed and I'm ready to fly to Paris with my baby."

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"Already making choices for the week ahead. I'm loving this Valentino."

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"I always travel with my La Mer. For the hectic days of couture week, it always keeps me glowing."