Paris Fashion Week 2014: Insights From A Fashion Editor

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The final week of Fashion Month takes place in the City of Light and is the last hurrah for the fashion set (until next season of course). The biggest designers in the world present their collections throughout the city in jaw-dropping locations. But in addition to the fabulous shows (and to-die-for parties), there are a multitude of other experiences in Paris that should not be missed. Here are a few suggestions straight from a TZR fashion editor for enjoying the last—and arguably best—Fashion Week of them all.

Tips

Tip 1

Hitting the ground running despite serious jet lag requires a hearty breakfast and some very strong coffee.

Tip 2

Always bring your invitations to the shows. It simplifies the entry and seating process with security and the Rouge Cravates (the name given to the Paris ushers who wear red ties).

Tip 3

Bring flat shoes. The traffic in Paris is unparalleled, so your feet are typically the fastest way to get between shows and see the city.

Tip 4

Appreciate the details. Considering the unbelievable show venues, you would be forgiven for missing the clothing. Make sure you don't!

Tip 5

Life is too short to not indulge in cheese, bread and foie gras (on a daily basis) when you're in Paris.

Tip 6

Making detours down side streets whenever possible allows you to enjoy the charm of the city.

Tip 7

Make sure to check out one of Paris’ many fabulous museums. The Dries Van Noten Inspiration exhibit at Les Arts Decoratifs has been extended until November 2 and is well worth the visit.

Tip 8

Traditional shops offer the best selection of cheeses, teas and sugary delights. Stop into one when you're in need of an afternoon pick-me-up.

Tip 9

Dress like a local. The Isabel Marant show is always fun because the models are clearly massive fans of the designer's effortless Parisian style, and that energy translates to the runway.

Tip 10

Stroll through the immaculately maintained Jardin des Tuileries. You can appreciate the surrounding architecture while admiring beautiful Parisians lounging on their lunch breaks.