The Start of Your Paris To-Do List

Having come down from our Milanese high—aka Prada’s bananarama and Jil Sander’s jewel-tone heist—we’re officially ready for Paris. Starting tomorrow, the city will play host to a marathon of shows, launches, openings and parties, five of the noteworthiest we highlight here…

  1. After seven years in the saddle at the venerable luxury house, on October 6 Jean Paul Gaultier will bid Hermès adieu. With his new La Perla lingerie collab hitting stores this fall, we’ll be curious to see whether he ups the kinky ante on last season’s Swinging 60’s leather garb.

  2. Après Lindsay, le déluge? Doubtful, but it’s safe to say that, come October 4, all eyes will be on Giles Deacon when he assumes the Ungaro post recently vacated by the starlet-cum-leggings connoisseur. If Deacon adds a dash of British whimsy to the storied French label, all the better. But please, no pasties.

  3. YSL gets hip to the pop-up game with the opening of its first store-within-a-store at its Rive Gauche outpost on October 6. Featuring the versatile, season-less essentials from Stefano Pilati’s lower-priced Edition 24 line, the temporary shop will be a necessary pit stop post-Fashion Week.

  4. Women’s accessories designer and hubby-to-Isabel Marant, Jérôme Dreyfuss has launched a capsule collection of buttah-soft leather and shearling jackets christened Paul, Steve, and Gérard. Beeline to Marais boutique Merci starting September 28 before the boys are gone. (Alternative: before departing, head to his new New York store, conveniently located right next to his better half’s, bien sur!)

5. On October 5, haute cobbler and recent Who Is On Next? honoree Raphael Young will fête the launch of his first boutique just a few vertiginous steps from Christian Louboutin’s space in the 1er arrondissement. Expect the goods to give Young’s new neighbor a trot for the money.

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