The circus has been playing under the “tent” of the Crillon for the past week. But all things come to an end sooner or later. Tout passe, tout casse, as the French say. Well, I wouldn’t say anything was broken, except maybe a stiletto heel or two and a Lilo contract. I would say things were mostly created, new partnerships and fresh ideas.
But as Leslie Sukermann (director of public relations and press for L’Oréal/Lancôme) was heading towards closing time at the Lancôme beauty bar that she created for the occasion, I couldn’t help but feel a little wistful. The fabulous world of fashion-week is moving on to its next venue… So what better way to end it than with one last sprinkling of pixie dust (meaning lipstick and eyeshadow) and to head off into the sunset. And the lithium came, as if on cue, through the atmosphere tonight to splash a pink goodbye over Paris.
But for those who can’t let go so quickly the VogueParisLive bar will still be there to welcome you at the Crillon hotel ’til the 13th. Go bask on plush velvet couches, in the lingering remnants of the rushing models and magazine people and plan for the next time the fashion circus comes to town.