When Hollywood stars and some of the world’s top models get together it is usually their fans who get the goosebumps.
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However, it was actresses Elle Fanning, Andie MacDowell, Eva Longoria and supermodels Winnie Harlow and Ming Xi who had the shivers from a chill breeze as they prepared to walk down a floating runway on the River Seine at Paris Fashion Week’s biggest show.
Pros that they are, they put a brave face on it, smiling and waving to the huge crowd that watched the spectacle from the packed riverbanks and bridges.
There was no such worries for the “boys”, with Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – the Danish actor who plays Jaime Lannister – leading out the male side of the show featuring coats, polo necks and jumpers.
In the end though, the northerly wind dropped allowing the models to bask in perfect autumn sunshine.
All river traffic on the River Seine was halted for 30 minutes to make sure there would be no waves to knock the stars off their 60-metre (200-foot)-long pontoon catwalk.
Just to make doubly sure that no one ended up in the river, the runway had been sheltered right next to an enormous celebrity-packed barge.
The show, organised by the cosmetics giant L’Oréal, featured creations from 14 Paris Fashion Week designers including Off-White, Balmain, Elie Saab, Atlein, Giambattista Valli, Jacquemus, Miu Miu and Sonia Rykiel.
Other celebrity models included the British singer Cheryl, South Korean supermodel Soo Joo Park, “anti-body shaming” activist Iskra Lawrence, Australian Duckie Thot and Dutch catwalk legend Doutzen Kroes.
L’Oréal, which last year held a similar gigantic show on the Champs-Élysées, the French capital’s grandest road, said the show on the Seine was broadcast live in 30 countries.