Paule Ka’s showroom on rue Saint Honore was transformed into a chic apartment.
Models moved around the apartment dressed in the Fall 2011 collection designed by Serge Cajfinger who I met at the presentation.
The models interacted with guests, smoked cigarettes in the garden, sipped champagne, one was lounging on the bed reading a book and others were seated on the couches.
It was like a being in a live episode of ‘American Next Top Model.’
I kept expecting to hear someone shout, “Tyra Mail.”
Layering was key to this collection with a white cotton poplin shirt as the main staple item.
Muslin skirts, printed silk skirts, fur jackets, asymmetrical colour-block sweaters, Bermuda shorts, crackled vinyl coats, fur trimmed coats and tweed cropped pants were presented.
I loved the wedge-heel loafers in a crocodile leather finish. My friend has dubbed them ‘flatforms’, which I’m taking as my own.
Key accessories included flatforms, metal and Plexiglas necklaces and bracelets, beanie hats and satin ankle strap peep-toes.
Favourites: Colour-block dress and cotton shirt with fur jacket and wool muslin skirt
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Emma Stone, Lily Collins, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Chloe Sevigny and Amber Heard