What It’s Like To Travel The World For Fashion

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There are a select few people who have the privilege of attending every single leg of fashion week. Erica Pelosini is one such fixture on the front row scene, spotted at everything from couture to the New York, London, Milan and Paris collections, season after season. (How she finds time to sleep, we’ll never know.) Luckily, she takes fantastic photos along the way so the rest of the world can have a taste of what it’s like to experience the sartorial whirlwind. Here, see her photo diary of her recent travels—trust us, she sets the jet-setting bar high.

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris Couture

"First stop: Paris for the couture shows. Here I am wearing a little Francesco Scognamiglio number in front of the golden gates of the Palace, ready for the whirlwind."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris Couture

"I love seeing top models on the Versace runway. Gigi is killing it in all black."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris Couture

"Giambattista Valli always serves up princess-worthy couture. This show was no exception—tulle for days!"

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris Couture

"Each season, Ralph & Russo blows me away with the beauty and detail of their collections."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris Couture

"Getting to see designers present their creations is a great moment few people get the opportunity to enjoy. Here, the ladies of Armani Privé with the man himself."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris Couture

"Chanel always puts on an amazing show with a strong theme. This year, the runway was transformed into a life-size dollhouse."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris Couture

"Getting to see the details on couture pieces up close is mind-blowing. It doesn't get any better than this Chanel."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris Couture

"Afterparties abound following the couture shows. Here is Alessandra Ambrosio dancing the night away and channeling her inner flapper girl."

Jacopo Lorenzini

New York

"Time for the shows in NYC. A killer coat is necessary—I'm blending right in in Gucci."

Jacopo Lorenzini

New York

"There is never enough room in the closet during fashion week, despite my attempts to edit."

Jacopo Lorenzini

New York

"NYFW is full of shows and presentations, such as Rachel's. It's always so great to see her and her beautiful collections."

Jacopo Lorenzini

New York

"After a packed day, it's necessary to refuel. The Polo Bar is one of my favorite restaurants in New York."

Jacopo Lorenzini

New York

"No better place to see true American glamour than NYFW—I always love the classic and elegant Ralph Lauren."

Jacopo Lorenzini

New York

"When a hotel is home, the little things count. Loved this sweet surprise from The Carlyle."

Jacopo Lorenzini

London

"Dressing for your location is key, and this Rachel Zoe coat couldn't be more perfect for London."

Jacopo Lorenzini

London

"Caffeine is essential—a quick coffee break between shows at my home away from home in London, the Bulgari Hotel."

Jacopo Lorenzini

London

"Seeing the beauty looks up close is one of the best parts of going backstage, such as the Bowie-inspired makeup at Burberry."

Jacopo Lorenzini

London

"Celebrating post-show with the super-talented Christopher Bailey from Burberry."

Jacopo Lorenzini

London

"There are a million events off the runway during fashion month, such as the Fabulous Fund Fair hosted by Karlie Kloss and Natalia Vodianova (benefiting Natalia's Naked Heart Foundation)."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Milan

"Taking in the sights is a must when abroad. I’m always amazed when I look up at the view at the Galleria Vittorio."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Milan

"Everyone is constantly on the go, dashing across the city in cabs."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Milan

"I love seeing the detail in brilliant designers' accessories. Brian Atwood always gets it right."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Milan

"From Milan to Paris—the invites have arrived! They're a fun memento to keep."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris

"Ready for Paris, luggage in tow. Checking in to my go-to hotel here, the Plaza Athénée."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris

"My Paris closet—packing is a true art when pre-planning outfits."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris

"Love when designers give their beauty looks some edge, as seen on these Kenzo girls backstage."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris

"A quick break for a polish change—I had to go red for my made-to-measure Louboutin manicure."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris

"Front row only—ready for the Chanel show to begin."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Paris

"Pretty in pink at Chanel."

Jacopo Lorenzini

Homeward Bound

"I made it through another fashion month. Time to fly! Fresh fruit and tea are the perfect recovery."