03/07/2012 05:04 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012: Our Fashion Editor's Diary (PHOTOS)

My first day at Paris Fashion Week was down, now there were four more to go. After a full night's sleep, I was able to get myself out of bed and motivated: a big week lay ahead of me. Shows and appointments were scheduled on the hour, every hour.

In the following days I'd watch the fall collections come down the runways from houses like Hussein Chalayan, Maison Martin Margiela and of course, Lanvin, which celebrated Alber Elbaz' 10 year anniversary. Seeing the shows in the city where couture was born is a different level -- it is true artistry, and the tradition and history is evident in the designs.

And of course, being in Paris is always spectacular, even though I didn't see the sun once. No matter, the monuments and fashionable denizens brightened the days. I ran around the city either on foot, or on the subway because I wanted to make sure to see as much as I could, even though I was working.

Below, my snaps from Paris Fashion Week.


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