If you scan the front rows at Couture Week, you’re virtually guaranteed to see Elena Perminova. As a model, mother, couture customer and fashion-scene fixture, Elena is a pro at navigating the deluge of shows and parties in Paris—and does so ultra-glamorously. Ahead, she gives us an inside look at her highlights from the Spring 2016 season.
"First thing's first—makeup! So happy that my sister arrived to help me before first couture show of the week."
"The Atelier Versace show is always the embodiment of femininity and sexuality. They have best models in the best dresses. Bravo, Donatella!"
"I just love Ulyana Sergeenko's creations. I agree with Suzy Menkes, it's her strongest collection yet."
"Dior Dior Dior! Always a pleasure to receive surprises, especially when you don't have time for shopping."
"Tub time! The main task for couture week is to be on schedule. Here I am getting ready for Valentino."
"Lucky me to get this Valentino Couture dress right after the show, even if just to wear for a few photos."
"An amazing wedding dress on the stunning Anna Cleveland, who closed the Elie Saab couture show. Unforgettable!"
"My friend Giambattista Valli wins my heart with each collection. This is a true haute couture."