Insta Eye: How THR's Fashion & Beauty Director Does Paris Couture Week

2:32 PM 7/7/2017

by Carol McColgin

Carol McColgin takes us along for her Paris Couture Week experience.

Carol McColgin
  • Couture Calling

    Ready, set, jet!

  • Welcome to Paris

    Pretty pink blooms waiting at my hotel from Maison Cartier.

  • Madame C

    A roundup of couture show invites. I often save my favorite invites to take back home as souvenirs.

  • A Highlight of the Week

    Rodarte’s debut Paris show included this frothy cotton-candy hued confection.

  • #HairGoals

    An abundance of baby’s breath and bows at Rodarte.

  • Backstage at Dior

    The lineup backstage at Dior where creative and image director for Dior Makeup Peter Philips gave the models a quintessential French girl look, no-makeup makeup. I’m still not going to give up my red lip.

  • "OMG" Moment

    Chanel’s Eiffel Tower inside the Grand Palais. Much like the iconic Parisian structure, Karl Lagerfeld showed classic Coco-esque tweeds and boater hats.

  • Lily Collins at Chanel

    She “loved the pops of color” on the models’ eyes.

  • Fashion Fuel

    Post-Chanel lunch at L’Avenue on Avenue Montaigne, including the Peter Lindbergh lemon sorbet and a cappuccino for dessert.

  • Dior’s Atelier

    The stairway inside Dior’s famed atelier on Avenue Montaigne. It offered a glimpse of what was to come when Victoire de Castellane presented her latest Dior High Jewelry collection inspired by the gardens at Versailles.

  • Night on the Town

    En route to Alexandre Vauthier’s show to be followed by Chanel’s Gabrielle perfume party where Pharrell Williams and Katy Perry performed.

  • Shoes du Jour

    Courtesy of Christian Louboutin.

  • Alexandre Vauthier

    Bella Hadid opened and closed the show at Alexandre Vauthier. The theme was disco club-chic complete with leather banquettes, amped up music and flashy looks such as this one.

  • Zuhair Murad

    Blushing beauty. 

  • Chopard Jewels

    Appointment at Chopard's Place Vendome salon to preview the new red carpet-worthy collection including this jaw-dropping pear-shaped emerald, diamond and Paraiba necklace, which boasts 105 carats of emeralds.

  • Inside Dior's 70th Anniversary Exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs

    It has over 300 couture creations ranging from the New Look to Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar gown.

  • Red, White and Rosé at Frenchie's Wine Bar

    My favorite spot to grab dinner and drinks.

  • Colette's Window

    Rising designer Sies Marjan on display in the front windows at trend-setting Colette.

  • Café Girl

    Until next time, au revoir, Paris.