How Does One Dress For Dinner With A French Fashion Mogul?

Not everyone has to be French in order to master the lessons of French girl chic.

In this video with Vogue Paris, Russian model Irina Shayk gets ready for a dinner in Paris with Jean Paul Gaultier, one of the greatest French couturiers in recent history. The theme of the dinner? A celebration of Gaultier’s new perfume, Scandal à Paris. And it’s no surprise that Shayk does a deep dive into her closet to look for just the right ensemble to impress the enfant terrible of the French fashion world. And she doesn’t come up short, picking out some of her favorite fashion staples: a sexy black dress, a fun piece, a splash of color, and of course, some fabulously uncomfortable shoes. Look on in incurable envy while Shayk lives out everyone’s ultimate Parisian fantasy: eating a mille-feuille in bed while dressed head to toe in couture.


If this has whet your palate for a little Gaultier in your life, don’t miss the designers Freak Show exhibit/musical revue/art installation at the Folies Bergère in Paris, running through June 16.