Everything You Need To Know: Prep For Paris Fashion Week

by Georgia Bobley · February 27, 2012

    The masses have said "arrivederci" to Milan and "bonjour" to Paris, and by this evening they'll all be settled in their hotels resting up for the long week ahead. The shows begin tomorrow afternoon (Paris time) and run until next Wednesday, March 7th. Here's the info you need to be in-the-know for Paris Fashion Week!

    [YSL Creative Director Stefano Pilati, photo via]

    Dates: Tuesday, February 28th-Wednesday, March 7th

    Official Website: http://www.modeaparis.com/en

    Hash-tag: #PFW

    Who to Follow:

    If you can't be in Paris, following these tweeters is the next best way to get a play-by-play of all the Fashion Week action:

    - Women's Wear Daily [@womensweardaily]

    - Anna Dello Russo [@annadellorusso]

    - Derek Blasberg [@derekblasberg]

    - Kanye West [@kanyewest] (no guarantee that Kanye will be at Paris Fashion Week, but he's been there, and tweeting, the past few years. Click HERE for proof.)

    - GQ Fashion [@GQFashion]

    - Elle UK [@ElleUK]

    - The Cut [@cutblog]

    Shows to look forward to:

    Balenciaga: Thursday, March 1st

    [Anna Dello Russo at Paris Fashion Week, photo via]

    Lanvin: Friday, March 2nd

    Sonia Rykiel: Friday, March 2nd

    Dior: Friday, March 2nd

    Theirry Mulger: Wednesday, February 10th

    YSL (this will be creative director Stefano Pilati's last show with YSL): Monday, March 5th

    Click HERE for a complete schedule of shows.

    Venues: Tents will be set up near the Place de la Concorde right near the entrance to the Jardin des Tuileries. One of the main venues, Espace Ephereme, is there, while the other major venue is located just across la Seine at Les Beaux-Arts de Paris.

    [Les Beaux-Arts de Paris, photo via]

    Off the Runway: Click HERE to find out where everyone will be eating, drinking, and relaxing between shows.

    Bienvenue á Paris!