A few months ago, we found ridiculously cheap plane tickets for Boston and off we went. It was our first visit to the city and, believe it or not, Stockholm in February was more pleasant than Boston in March. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that we arrived completely unprepared. That I, in my converse and thin jacket, did not end up with pneumonia is honestly not even fair.
Generally, trips to Paris conjure up thoughts of strolls along the Seine, fresh-baked croissants, and many a glass of vin rouge at corner brasseries, but if you’re one of the many people heading there for Maison & Objet—the city’s biannual lifestyle tradeshow—all you have on your mind is design, design, design.
To help you plot out your precious time away from M&O, we’ve rounded up fifteen of the newest and most notable design-centric spots that you’ll want to add to your trip’s must-check-out list, including a stunning right-bank hotel designed by the show’s Designer of the Year Dorothée Meilichzon, fashion label Maison Kitsuné’s just-opened Café at Filles du Calvaire, and artist Anish Kapoor’s impressive exhibit at the Versailles gardens.
Hailey Baldwin striking a pose with a hoard of puppies! Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis breaking into song! Hari Nef slinking about in a décolletage-diving blazer! Welcome to a Fashion Week model casting—Vogue.com style.
And it wasn’t just a typical waiting-around-for-fittings affair, either. Instead, call it the ultimate playground of all casting calls, starting from the outside, where Phil Oh lensed the grand entrances of the insouciant-cool models-off-duty en masse, while photographer Sofia Malamute created editorial-worthy portraits of several of the stunners on the sidewalks.