Seated beside the likes of Rihanna and Jennifer Connelly at Paris Fashion Week is a distinctive group of local women composed of journalists, actresses, and politicians who all have an individual sense of style and flair. But the most striking aspect of the French front row is that it spans generations.
Bringing a certain sophisticated je ne sais quoi to shows such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Schiaparelli, and Saint Laurent are women who are thoroughly acquainted with a high-fashion repertoire and have likely worn the designer’s clothes for decades—think former First Lady of France Carla Bruni Sarkozy, actress Catherine Deneuve, and legendary Yves Saint Laurent model-muse Betty Catroux. As far as the ingenues go, the new It girls on the rise include Alma Jodorowsky, Adèle Exarchopoulos, and Clémence Poésy, each of whom is carrying the torch for the old-school soigné style stars in their own way. See our checklist of the 16 chicest faces to pick out in the crowd at Paris Fashion Week this season.
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