Kalyani Saha Chawla’s Paris diary
A whole lot of work, shopping, bellinis – and front row action from Dior Couture Fall 2015
"At Café de Flore with the amazingly talented Saloni Lodha and the brilliant photographer and film-maker Ellen von Unwerth."
Instagram worthy menu at Café de Flore.
"Shopping on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré" – in head-to-toe Dior. "Summer collections are on sale (so lots of great bargains around) which is great for another few months in India."
"At Yeeels Restaurant...a wall of fame with quotes."
"Bellinis at Plaza Athénée after work is a must!"
"At the Grand Palais to see the spectacular Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition."
"At Le Bon Marché, in a galaxy of designer wear, I was stopped by three people to ask where I'd bought my bandhini gillet. Proud peacock!" It's by 11.11 / eleven eleven, FYI.
"Love hats! Need an occasion to wear this one."
"On a boat ride down the river."
"At the stunning Château de Versailles – the recent Dior Secret Garden campaign were shot here."
"Minutes to go before the show."
More picture-pretty images from Château de Versailles.
The spectacular set at Musée Rodin for the Dior Couture Fall 2015 show.
"I loved the extraordinary range of silhouettes. Even the capes with a touch of fur, and the embroidered mesh over dresses."
Kalyani Chawla on the runway, moments before the show.
The risqué tabard-inspired dress that got everyone talking.
Coats with a hint of fur.
Natasha Poonawala with Jerome Baudy of Christian Dior.
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With actor Emily Blunt at the show.