At long last, Paris Fashion Week is here — and with it comes the sights and sounds that only the City of Light can offer. Prepare for showings from the greatest of greats (Chanel, Lanvin, Giambattista Valli), the effortlessly cool (Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester), and those that outfit the jet-set partiers (Balmain, Givenchy).
It started off with a bang (read: North West sitting front row at Balenciaga) and more buzz-worthy events are sure to follow. To get into that je ne sais quoi spirit, we’ve sought out some of our favorite pieces to be seen on the Paris runways. Luckily, these looks are as suitable on Broadway as on the Grands Boulevards.
Chitose Abe of Sacai has quietly become one of the most coveted labels to don in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Her quilted shell coat is filled with down and feathers, and has a warm shearling collar. $2,945. 660 Madison Avenue (61st/62nd Streets); 212-826-8900; barneys.com
The seventies continue to inspire and rule the runways, and no one quite captures the spirit of the decade quite as elegantly as Valentino. The brand’s A-line mini dress features a deep V-neck and pop art-reminiscent design. $7,790. 693 Fifth Avenue (54th/55th Streets); 212-355-5811; valentino.com
Leave it to Miu Miu to take the vintage sweater and yoke design to new and current fashion heights. We adore the fringe (seen everywhere for fall) and rose-and-cornflower blue color combo. $1,490. 11 East 57th Street (Madison/Fifth Avenues); 212-641-2980; miumiu.com
Boho style goes decidedly luxe with Isabel Marant’s belted, curly shearling jacket. Should the Polar Vortex decide to return this winter, you’ll be duly prepared. $3,190. 469 Broome Street (Wooster/Greene Streets); 212-219-2284; isabelmarant.com
Givenchy’s chunky wool-and-cashmere sweater has back-to-school spirit written all over it. The lengthier fit allows you to wear this cozy style with everything from denim to leggings. $2,150. 754 Fifth Avenue (57th/58th Streets); 212-753-7300; bergdorfgoodman.com
Feminine and moodily romantic, Alexander McQueen has a way with crafting dresses that are both flattering and dramatic. Here, the Tulip-jacquard frock is intricately knit with wool and silk. $2,595. 747 Madison Avenue (64th/65th Streets); 212-229-1546; alexandermcqueen.com
Known for its ladylike separates and beautiful fabrics, Rochas is a master at giving women pieces they’ll wear for a lifetime. This thick, cream satin skirt is festooned with whimsical cockerels, and will become a season-less staple. $1,495. 611 Fifth Avenue (49th/50th Streets); 212-753-4000; saksfifthavenue.com
You won’t be a wallflower when sporting this leopard print goat hair coat by Giambattista Valli. It has meticulous details, such as a nipped in waist and silk organza lining (to accentuate the full skirt). $9,600. 160 Lexington Avenue (30th/31st Streets); 646-837-7750; newyork.doverstreetmarket.com
Saint Laurent’s silk georgette dress is a delightful creation that can take you from a chic brunch to an evening soiree. Simply pair with the right accessories (delicate gold jewelry by day; a clutch by night) and you’re set. $6,000. 80 Greene Street (Broome/Spring Streets); 212-431-3240; ysl.com
Far from your grandmother’s tweed coat, Lanvin’s version is impeccably cut and fitted, and replete with tufts of charcoal-hued fringe. Wear this with a pencil skirt to the office, and classic pumps, or denim trousers for a fashionable weekend look. $3,435. 815 Madison Avenue (68th/69th Streets); 646-439-0380; lanvin.com