Simon Porte Jacquemus, one of the best new Parisian designers in existence, presented his Spring collection in a manner of performance art, with the main thesis seeming to say: go ahead quit the shitty job you hate before you croak, dude. »
Men have always played an outsized role in women’s fashion, all things considered. Which is what makes late-seventeenth-century France and its powerful couturières so fascinating. Not to mention refreshing. »
Mickey Mouse has been playing games in Europe. A recent investigation found that Disneyland Paris has been purposely overcharging British and German visitors, presumably in an attempt to double down on that that whole “French people are rude” thing. »
The couture collections for fall are debuting in Paris this week, but we have already declared ourselves deceased after day one: Atelier Versace giving itself over to the festival fashion ideal and dropping straight Coachella bombs on the runway, complete with flower crowns. »
If you were a lovestruck tourist who visited Paris and attached a lock on the Pont des Arts bridge to symbolize your undying devotion to your sweetheart, your token of affection is about to be destroyed. The popular trend of placing locks on the famous bridge will come to an end on Monday, when close to a million… »
In four days (and three nights), I fell in love with Paris. It was my first time in Europe and I happily became a cliché. But it wouldn’t be a real vacation if I didn’t sully it with a trivial predicament: How was I supposed to effectively stunt on Instagram without appearing obnoxious?
I recently did something I’d fantasized about for a long time: I got on a plane and went to London and Paris. It was only for a week, but I immediately wrestled with the pressure of going so far away for so little time—how would we strike the perfect balance of chilling and seeing all the shit we were supposed to?
We snuck into an empty sleeper compartment after downing a few beers in the dining car of a night train. His name was Mike, or maybe it was Matt, and we met a couple of hours earlier on the platform of the Duisburg train station. He had dark brown hair and clear blue eyes, and smelled like sweat and weed — the… »
A survey of 600 women living in two Paris suburbs found that all of them reported being sexually harassed while riding the subway. All of them. One hundred percent. Alternate headline: Get Ahold of Yourselves, Frenchmen. »
Through Discovery Arcade, past Le Petit Train de Cirque, across pavement that wouldn't dare crumble stateside, is a small bench sandwiched between two slightly overgrown hedges. The ground is littered with ash. This is Disneyland Paris, and despite signs to the contrary, this is a popular spot for smoking. »
Arizona: You are still alive and happy. We’re dancing to A Tribe Called Quest in your living room. It’s 2001. We’re seniors in college. You are my best friend. I’m too young and naïve to imagine either of us will ever be gone. »
Paris: it's supposed to be the most romantic city in the world. A city where kissing on picturesque streets is commonplace, a city where you can just happen to run into Ethan Hawke (again), a city where the weight of lovers' amorous expressions can take down a bridge. But according to one couple, Paris isn't equally… »
This is painful because Givenchy is one of my faves, but this is ridiculous: for Fall 2015, Riccardo Tisci sent a runway of models in baby hairs and nose rings, with stones glued to their faces a la piercings. »
Construction workers renovating a French supermarket in January were probably a little bit surprised (possibly pleasantly so?) when they dug into the store's foundation and found not gold or oil, but hundreds of neatly placed skeletons rotting away beneath the ground in a mass grave. »
Three gunmen showed up dressed as women to a Harry Winston in Paris in 2008. When they came out 20 minutes later, according to the AP, it was with hundreds of jewels. A year earlier the thieves were dressed up as building painters. The two heists earned them about $100 million in jewels. »
Dominique Strauss-Kahn began his testimony yesterday in his trial for "pimping," and we finally got to hear former International Monetary Fund head's defense for participating in lavish orgies in Paris and Washington. Strauss-Kahn's defense, nutshelled: He only went to four orgies a year, and he was totally unaware… »