Ford’s Alana Zimmer speaks with Damien Neva backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 at 325 rue Saint-Martin in Paris early Saturday evening.
Ford’s Antonia Wesseloh, Karmen Pedaru, Julia Nobis, Catherine McNeil, and Sigrid Agren are seen backstage at Viktor & Rolf Spring 2012 at Espace Ephémère Tuileries, jardin de Tuilieres in Paris early Saturday afternoon.
Here are some of the things we loved coming out of Paris, day three:
The ever-radiant Carmen Dell’Orefice, who, at eighty, wears the mantle of oldest-working model, recently walked Alberta Ferretti’s Pitti Immagine show along with Camilla Belle and Paz de la Huerta. Earlier this week she hared her thoughts on treacherous heels, floral scents, and setting your agenda, or not.
Xcel Brands Inc. picked up Isaac Mizrahi’s licensing business for a cool $31.5 million. Word is the designer’s high-end line, which he showed by appointment this season, will be phased out and relaunched as part of the licensing business. Cha-ching! [WWD]
Cheeky French brand Sonia Rykiel has named a new creative director. April Crichton, Rykiel’s second-in-command and an instrumental force behind the label’s diffusion line, will take on full responsibilities starting next season. [Vogue.co.uk]
Our intrepid news editor, in Paris to shoot backstage video, sends photo dispatches from his BlackBerry. Here, a behind-the-scenes slide show from the City of Light.
Ford Men’s Adrien Sahores speaks with Damien Neva outside of Gaspard Yurkievich Spring 2012 at Intercontinental Le Grande Hôtel Paris, 2 rue Scribe on early Friday afternoon.
Ford’s Andie Arthur and Ford Men’s Adrien Sahores speak with Damien Neva backstage at Gaspard Yurkievich Spring 2012 at Intercontinental Le Grande Hôtel Paris, 2 rue Scribe on early Friday afternoon.
Ford’s Catherine McNeil speaks briefly with Damien Neva backstage at Rick Owens Spring 2012 at POPB, salle Marcel Cerdan, Porte 28, 8 boulevard de Bercy in Paris on Thursday afternoon.
Ford’s Hanne Gaby, Julia Nobis, and Alana Zimmer play telephone backstage at Nina Ricci Spring 2012 at 34 Avenue Foch in Paris early Thursday evening.