Where? Locations throughout Paris
When? Men and haute couture January and June/July; women March and September/October
In 1943 the world’s first ‘fashion week’ took place in New York. The idea? To offer the Big Apple’s fashion buyers alternatives to the French frocks they were missing out on during the war. Today Paris can still claim to be the world’s style capital, with aficionados flocking en masse to its annual fashion weeks. For celeb spotting, head to runway sites like the Grand Palais or the Espace Eiffel. Wear your best vintage around the Tuileries and a street-style photographer may even stop you for a snap.