The thing about Paris and every other major fashion week show is that you need to get up extremely early and be prepared to stand in line and barge with other press photographers to get any sort of photos.
On Wednesday 5 October I joined the Louis Vuitton fan rat race outside their soon to be opened Place Vendôme flagship home.
The outside area was a big paved square home to the famous Napolean installed bronze Vendome column built in around 1810 and surrounded by upscale townhouse establishments boasting some of the finest brands including the Ritz hotel, Cartier, Rolex and Chanel jewellery.
On this particular morning it was extremely cold standing out in the open and there were hundreds of people including press and fashion fans with iPhones crowded around the outside of the building, which had a big black and white diagonal stripped media wall.
The likes of supermodels Karlie Kloss, Natalie Vodianova and Australia’s very own Miranda Kerr were in attendance, among other celebrities Michelle Williams, Alicia Vikander, Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos and Jennifer Connelly.
Being an Aussie in Paris it was so good to see Miranda Kerr. The trouble was knowing the exact location to stand to snap her and many other guests as they all were were getting dropped off at different locations to deter media and fans. In the time I was outside the show there were literally people everywhere and if I you moved from the one spot I thought was amazing, which I must add was wedged between two pushy and demanding paparazzi, then I was worried I wouldn’t get a spot at all.
I did make the decision to leave my position and to run around to the side where I managed to snap some models post show. All of these models were extremely lay back and lovely and most looked extremely young. It is when meeting the models for me that kind of makes the fashion show a reality. These are the girls wear hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of clothes and are living and breathing their dream of working in fashion. All I can imagine is what it must be like to shoot backstage.
This is what I want to do… well maybe in future if I can get my hands on the opportunity!