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Ah, Paris Fashion Week. No other style event on the planet (and, therefore, the universe) is more haute, high-end, and seamlessly chic. Heck, the Parisians basically invented all those adjectives. Thus, even for an experienced industry expert, prepping for seven-plus days of shows, market appointments, cocktails with far-flung colleagues and shuttling in between them all is no walk in the Jardin du Luxembourg if you know what we're saying.
And yet, in a mere 27 years and change, Claire Distenfeld has totally mastered the game. As founder and buyer for the Upper East Side's ultrachic FIVESTORY boutique, Distenfeld's job and calling pull her to Paris twice a year for runway views and studio appointments. As you'll see, in the short time since she opened FIVESTORY's doors, she's figured out how to dress for the most fashionable of fashion weeks in a casual, comfortable way that turns heads without giving up an inch of ease. A few favorites here, a few killer Emporio Armani accessories there, a jaunty hat, et voilà!
Click through for a little tour of her Paris packing plans that could inspire your own style strategy, even if you're not bound for a Paris front-row seat.
Hair and makeup by Ashleigh Ciucci