JE T'AIME

Look’s Han­nah Banks-walker went to Paris for H&M’S cat­walk show. With mod­els, cham­pers and a set from The Weeknd, it was a spec­ta­cle

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Paris? It’s al­ways a good idea. At least, it is when H&M is in charge. The Swedish be­he­moth has been host­ing its run­way show in the French cap­i­tal for four years now, each big­ger and bet­ter than the last. This year, the high street hero fol­lowed the lead of some of fash­ion’s big­gest power play­ers – Burberry, Tom Ford and Top­shop to name but three – by mak­ing the clothes avail­able to buy al­most as soon as they trot­ted off the cat­walk.

A good thing, re­ally, be­cause one look at this hoard of white Pu­ri­tan dresses fin­ished with frilled sleeve flour­ishes, sheer fuch­sia sep­a­rates and re­laxed pin­stripe tai­lor­ing is enough to send any­one run­ning to their near­est H&M to break the doors down. Thank­fully, that’s not nec­es­sary. Open­ing the show was Gigi Ha­did, who led the braidy bunch with her hair in twin plaits, fol­lowed by sis­ter Bella. Join­ing the su­per sis­ters in the model line-up were the likes of Win­nie Har­low, Amber Val­letta, Ad­woa Aboah and Elsa Hosk.

If that’s not enough A-list ac­tion to whet your ap­petite, Nicki Mi­naj was Frow-side, along with Alexa Chung and Charli XCX. But wait: there’s more. As all the mod­els stormed the run­way for the fi­nale, The Weeknd ap­peared on­stage, as if from nowhere, to de­liver an im­promptu pri­vate gig. With the su­pers danc­ing stage-side and ev­ery­one else clam­our­ing to take pics, what be­gan as a fash­ion show ended up as one big party.

Don’t think this is all cause for FOMO, though; you can shop each and ev­ery look right now and give those Ha­did sis­ters a run for their money. See? Told you it was a good idea.

Sis­ters Bella (left) and Gigi Ha­did walked the show along­side vet­eran model Amber Val­letta (top) The su­pers were in a play­ful mood

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