>> Paris Fashion Week kicked off today, and guests are currently filtering into the Palais de Tokyo for Gareth Pugh's second outing at Paris Fashion Week — and his second major runway show in the city (last time around, he only did a video presentation). Sounds like he's foraying into hosting celebrities in his front row for the first time — Rihanna already arrived, wearing one of his striped LBDs, with Ellen von Unwerth, and Adrian Grenier and Michael Stipe have also been spotted. Daphne Guinness, Pugh's backer Michele Lamy and her husband Rick Owens, and Mario Testino all also in attendance.
Word from backstage is hair is being over to block the eyebrows, more details to come as the show starts momentarily.
Update 1: Karlie Kloss opens. [Next Models NYC Twitter]
Verdicts from Mario Testino, Daphne Guinness, and the general reaction »
Update 5: The show ended to the Cranberries' "Zombie." [Glamour Fashion Twitter]
Update 8: Rihanna headed backstage afterward to congratulate the designer, and mentions that she loves Steven Klein (who she recently worked with on a Vogue Italia couture shoot). Mario Testino says he loves all the menswear, and Daphne Guinness loves it all. [Business of Fashion Twitter, Another Magazine Twitter]