Whether it’s a grande dame on the Rue de Rivoli or a fashion-forward Montmartre bolthole, if it’s popular with the fashion set, it’ll probably be in our pick of PFW places.
The hottest hotels for Paris Fashion Week may come and go from year to year, but one thing's for certain: classic, old-school grandeur is always going to be bang on-trend. And on that front, there aren’t too many places that outdo Le Meurice. While the Regina (where the teams from Harpers Bazaar UK and Marie Claire UK are staying) may be a few doors closer to some of the action on the Rue de Rivoli, it’s not a patch on Le Meurice in the history stakes. One of our recent pick of celebrity hotels, Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley and Gisele Bundchen were spotted here last season, while Glamour USA and Vogue Russia make up (some of) the media constituent this time around.
Hotel de Crillon
The Ritz may be the Paris home from home to Chanel muse Amanda Harlech (following in Coco’s footsteps), but it’s the Crillon where Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz escapes to work on his collections, and Carine Roitfield regularly chooses to install herself. Vogue Paris are moving from their offices around the corner to set up camp in the bar again this season (where a Lancome Make-up Station is being prepared as we speak), and the latest action from the shows is to be splashed on big screens. The perfect place to slip those heels off and settle back in with a ‘Tom Ford Apple Martini’ cocktail and watch the assortment of models and designers sachay by...
Four Seasons George V
Quite why Anna Dello Russo would choose the Citadines Opera Vendome as her Paris Fashion Week hotel this season when she could’ve chosen, say, the Four Seasons George V is a complete mystery to us. There’s not much in it location-wise, though the George V is closer to the Golden Triangle for shops and showrooms, but the Citadine is a decent business hotel at best, while the George V is… the George V. The Instyle USA fashion team clearly know what’s what, as they’re staying at the hotel this season; as, a little more surprisingly, does director Spike Lee, who was spotted at the hotel last year.
Mandarin Oriental Paris
This summer’s big luxury opening, the Mandarin Oriental Paris is set to be one of the hottest Paris Fashion Week hotels this season. It’s got a stellar location on the Rue Saint Honore, a spa of seriously sybaritic proportions, the very cool Bar 8 and all the usual MO modern luxury for show-weary fashion editors, designers and models to indulge in. Christian Louboutin has an atelier just around the corner on Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau and is said to be a fan. Watch this space.
The suites at Hotel Particulier were designed by Morgane Rousseau, and while it may not have a Kanye West-style Samurai-inspired suite (yet), it’s got every other manner of weird and wonderful rooms, chic salons and beautiful gardens to keep the aesthetically-minded inspired. Which is almost certainly what would have lured the likes of Keira Knightley into its secret sanctuary (although who wouldn’t be enticed by directions that read “Ring the buzzer at the large gate then follow the cobblestone lane to the Witch's Rock…”?) prompted the Olsen twins to show their S/S 11 collection for The Row and Vogue Paris to have a masked ball at the hotel. Oh, and as if that wasn’t fashion props enough, it was also the one-time Paris pied a terre of a certain K. Lagerfeld.
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