Insta Eye: How THR's Style Editor Does Paris Couture Week

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Carol McColgin

Paris, s'il vous plait?

The Hollywood Reporter style editor Carol McColgin takes us along for her Paris Couture Week experience.

Welcome to Paris! Fleurs from Chanel.

Backstage at Dior where Peter Philips, creative and image director of Dior Makeup, gave Bella Hadid a "very graphic" winged eye.

En route to Giambattista Valli.

Valli's dreamy, voluminous tiers of silk and tulle in lilac.

Favorite dress at Chanel — raw edges and a touch of emerald shimmer. The show offered a glimpse inside the legendary Rue Cambon ateliers.

For the finale, Karl Lagerfeld took a bow with the heads of his ateliers.

Afternoon tea time — and the yummiest-looking cakes at Ladurée.

Bella Hadid closing Alexander Vauthier's show in a camo-like sequin gown.

Early morning appointment and the most beautiful pink peonies and hydrangeas at Dior, where the designer unveiled a new Versailles-inspired high jewelry collection.

Totally cliche. Green juice to refuel before Elie Saab.

Shakespeare in love! For Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli's last show as co-creative directors at Valentino, they sent models down the runway in romantic Elizabethan styles like this latticework LBD.

Art installation: A field of wheat at Place Vendome timed to the debut of Chanel's new high jewelry collection.

Gluten is back in vogue ... a look at Chanel Fine Jewelry's dazzling white and yellow diamond wheat-inspired gems.

Headed to the newly renovated Ritz Paris.

Drinks at the Ritz Paris' Bar Hemingway — and a toast to the end of couture week. Salut!

All photos courtesy of Carol McColgin