Kicking off Paris Fashion Week’s official calendar on September 26, leading figures from couture made a glittering gathering at Hôtel Potocki, Avenue de Friedland, Paris.
The event was the sumptuous cocktail and dinner party to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode (ANDAM) Awards. Previous ANDAM recipients include the likes of Martin Margiela, Gareth Pugh and Viktor&Rolf, but 2014 is Iris Van Herpen’s year. On a truly fabulous evening, she stepped up to accept the coveted award for her outstanding creations, looking every inch a part of the celebrated ANDAM pantheon.
ANDAM has become a benchmark for fashion professionals, and this year’s guest list was an eye-popping Who’s Who of the industry: Nathalie Dufour, founder of the prestigious prize; François-Henri Pinault, luxury goods magnate and husband of Salma Hayek; Pierre Bergé, co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent and President of ANDAM; John Demsey, Group President of Estée Lauder; legendary fashion photographer, Mario Testino; supermodel Coco Rocha; stylist and blogger Tina Leung; luxury shoe designer, Charlotte Olympia; Paris fashion’s Renaissance woman and inimitable muse, Farida Khelfa; ‘It’ Parisienne, Jeanne Damas; DJ and downtown NYC face, Leigh Lezark; T he Webster’s Laure Hériard Dubreuil; plus Swarovski’s own Nadja Swarovski and Markus Langes-Swarovski. Congratulations to Iris Van Herpen!
Photography by Saskia Lawaks and Michel Dufour.