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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013: Photo Diary, part one

Elle Canada
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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2013: Photo Diary, part one

The crush outside Dior Fall 2013. #backoff

Two things that are different in Paris: 1. At the movies, Silver Linings Playbook is translated as " Happiness Therapy". 2. McDonald's offers macarons along with its Big Macs. One thing that is the same: People read Fifty Shades of Grey on the subway. And then there's Fashion Week, which offers multiple daily moments of surprise and delight. These are a few snaps from my photo diary so far. Bienvenue! Click through for all the behind-the-scenes pics...

A close-up of Prada, Spring 2013's most covetable coat, seen here on an editor attending the Dior show.

#want

People got into such a frenzy outside Dior—Marion Cotillard showed up, as did Mélanie Laurent and supermodel Natalia Vodianova—that many of them screamed themselves hoarse. (Vrai histoire.) It all culminated in people taking street style pics of this little dog. He's SO cute. But. You know?

#inaworldgonemad #likebarking

The astonishing magazine selection at WH Smith on the rue de Rivoli, where FW attendees stop to browse (and warm up) between shows. I was so intent on looking at Carine Roitfeld's new issue of CR Fashion Book that someone stole my gloves!

#leshocking

If I ever do one of those psychological word association tests and the word is "joy", I will likely recall the joyous taste sensation that is Angelina's hot chocolate. (I've thought about it at least 29 times since I had it.) Located right across from the Tuileries, Angelina has the kind of grand room that most people associate with the words "Parisian restaurant": hyperbolic chandeliers, faded tableaux, worn yet magnificent rugs. It was fun to be there with the fashion pack. One editor had a black and white faux fur floor-length coat casually tossed over one of the 19th-century chairs.

#obsessed

Stay tuned for more pics! In the meantime, check out some of our other Paris Fashion Week coverage, like our beauty director Vanessa Craft's account of going backstage at Rick Owens.

And, our full list of Fall 2013 stories!

Our top 20 looks at Dior, Carven, Balenciaga & more

PFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Isabel Marant, original cool girl

PFW fall/winter 2013/2014: 4 Canadian models steal the shows

PFW fall/winter 2013/2014: The crazy scene at Balmain

PFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Backstage at Rick Owens

PFW fall/winter 2013/2014: A Balmain-inspired haiku + my cat looks like a top model

PFW fall/winter 2013/2014: A beautiful moment at Mugler

PFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Six learned I learned backstage at Gareth Pugh

PFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Paris street style, today’s top looks

PFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Backstage beauty at Anthony Vaccarello & Aganovich

Our top 20 looks from our top 20 runway shows in New York, London and Milan

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: A closer look at the Dolce & Gabbana collection

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Denis Desro’s photo diary

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: The view at Jil Sander

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Sneaking into shows 101

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Now trending…kilts!

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: A closer look at the Prada collection

The best runway looks from Fall 2013

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Chatting with André Leon Talley

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Backstage at MaxMara with Tom Pecheux

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Getting to MaxMara (or: four mistakes before 8:30 a.m.)

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: The best looks from day 1 of Milan Fashion Week

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Our top 20 runway looks from Gucci

MFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Food and fashion at Brunello Cucinello and Gucci (+ Garance Doré!)

LFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Behind-the-scenes at Topshop Unique

LFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Backstage with Cara Delevingne
LFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Free food and the media lounge

LFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Christopher Raeburn’s message in a bottle

Catch up on the top runway looks at New York Fashion Fall 2013: Marc Jacobs, Marchesa, Proenza Schouler & many more!

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: From backstage to third row at Michael Kors

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: A day in the life of our editor-in-chief, part 3

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: A day in the life our editor-in-chief, part 2

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: A day in the life of our editor-in-chief, part 1

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Stalking Anna Dello Russo in 12 scenes

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Backstage at Victoria Beckham

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Backstage at Alexander Wang

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Backstage beauty at Altuzarra

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: At Rebecca Minkoff, nearly at Jason Wu, comfort food at ABC Kitchen

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Street style pics from Day 5: Haute sport & part chic

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Street style pics from Day 4: Girl grunge & peplum chic

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Street-style pics from Day 3: Haute grunge, Russian doll flare, & biker chic

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Street-style pics from Day 2: Ladylike chic & animal print

NYFW fall/winter 2013/2014: Street-style pics from Day 1: Uptown style & downtown cool

 
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