VIVE LA MUSIQUE: A huge stage was erected at the Jardin des Plantes on Friday, serving both as a runway for the Balmain men’s spring 2020 show and a stage for a one of a kind music festival, organized in partnership with (RED), the global nonprofit organization that raises critical awareness and funds to fight AIDS.
The event was organized on the occasion of the Fête de la musique, an annual all-night musical celebration taking place in the streets of Paris on June 21 and coinciding with Paris Men’s Week.
The set at Balmain.
Guests, whether they were fashion professionals invited to the show or the 1,500 members of the general public who had booked their free tickets online, roamed among the festival site, stopping to buy drinks via their cashless electronic bracelet, grab a sandwich from one of the food trucks or nab the limited-edition “Balmain Festival” merch sold on the premises.
Spotted in the VIP area, model Natalia Vodianova was reminiscing about the best concert she ever attended.
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“I remember seeing Dua Lipa perform at the Brits after party, there were maybe 100 people attending,” she recalled. “It was right at the beginning of her career and I