The London Telegraph just published a short diary by Lily Cole, covering her experience of Paris Haute Couture week. These 'model diaries' are great- Gemma Ward wrote a backstage diary for Australian Vogue a few months ago, and Hye Park just did one for Vogue Korea. I love hearing the details about couture apparel ("a heavy, dark-red velvet dress with a 22in corset, a coat which weighed 45kg, 6in heels and a solid crown"), the backstage environment ("damned eclectic: '60s chicks, pre-Raphaelite girls and what appeared to be pregnant brides all dancing around and pouting"), and of course, famous designers ("wonderfully kooky and sweet"). Read on here.
Lily Cole, above, as illustrated by the extraordinary David Downton.