Catwalk with a view on first day of Paris fashion
PARIS (AFP) - Paris fashion week got off to a charmingly chaotic start Tuesday with a rooftop catwalk show - the first by Franco-Cambodian designer Christine Phung - at which fashionistas played 'spot the model'.
Fashion watchers who trekked up the eight flights to the top of Paris's famed Galeries Lafayette department store were rewarded with clear views of the Eiffel Tower on a sunny September day.
But the models at Phung's catwalk debut were almost impossible to glimpse as they walked in a path hastily cleared among the milling crowd before being moved to an even less visible corner of the roof terrace.
"It was a lovely spot to hold a fashion show - and there was a great view of Paris - but unfortunately most people couldn't see anything (of the collection)," lifestyle blogger Marino Vizza told AFP.