Paris fashion sights or activities

Taking my two daughters (in their 20s) to Paris in mid-March. I'm looking for activities (not shopping) that focus on fashion. I know about the show at Galerie Lafayette (doesn't run in March), and the exhibit at Les Arts Decoratifs. Any other ideas?

Posted by Margaret
Burlington
9 posts

My daughter is also a fashion buff. This is what I did. 1) I googled the 'Devil Wears Prada Film Trail in Paris'. I found a 'walk' that a fan posted; (there may be a company that does the tour but you can do it yourself for free). The info covers all the sites that were shown in the movie incl. Petit Palais, Place de la Concorde, Pont des Arts, etc. I also found a blog that a young woman had done with 'stills' from the film on one side of her page and pictures of herself at the same sites in more or less the same poses along with her memories of the day. I thought that would be a wonderful souvenir or scrapbook idea. I'm sorry I didn't save the websites but I think you'll find them if you google like I did. 2) Coco Chanel lived in Paris. You can't visit her apartment but you can take a trip to 31 Rue Cambon (Metro stop: Madeline) and see the building. The flagship Chanel store is on the bottom floor, fitting rooms on second, apartment and attic are 3/4. Around the corner, you can see the Ritz (where she actually lived). If your daughters have never read a book about her, I'd recommend it before they go; she was a very unique and interesting woman and for a time, she and French Fashion were one and the same thing. There is also a restaurant/cafe that she frequented - Angelina's at 226 Rue de Rivoli. I understand that it's a little pricey but even if you just buy something like a cup of coffee you'll be able to say "I was there".