Things to Do in Paris During Fashion Week

We have the lowdown on all the best things to do during Fashion Week

Things to Do in Paris During Fashion Week
Yaseen Dockrat

There’s no shortage of things to do in Paris now that the city’s Fashion Week is upon us. For the coming days, the City of Light will be the centre of attention for the fashion world. People from all over will be attending events and parties, and keeping up to date with the latest trends from all the trailblazing designers on show. 

With all the industry’s big names and power players descending on the city, we at Yung have come up with a list of the best things to do in Paris. Even if you aren’t attending any of the fashion events this incredible city still has something for you. 

Cultural events

Elsa Schiaparelli, Musee des Arts Decoratifs

“Shocking! Les Mondes surrealists d’Elsa Schiaparelli” is an exhibition of 577 works that includes 212 silhouettes and accessories by Schiaparelli herself and is the first event on our things to do list. These works are displayed alongside iconic sculptures, jewellery, paintings, perfumes, and ceramics created by Schiaparelli’s closest friends and contemporaries including Man Ray, Salvador Dali, Elsa Triolet, Jean Cocteau, and Meret Oppenheim. For a full dose of fashion and everything to do with Elsa Schiaparelli, you could head over and have a fashion week away from Fashion Week. 

LV Dream, 26 quai de la Megisserie 75001 Paris

LV Dream is a celebration of 160 years of Louis Vuitton’s creative exchanges that have helped forge the Maison’s spirit of innovation. The exhibition invites visitors on an immersive journey of discovery into the House’s historical and contemporary artistic collaborations. The exhibition consists of nine interactive rooms that offer a panorama of the original works. 

Frida Khalo Beyond Appearances, Palais Galliera

Things to do in Paris

This exhibition brings more than 200 objects from the Casa Azul to France for the first time. In collaboration with Museo Frida Khalo, items including clothes, accessories, correspondence, cosmetics, and medical items are put on display for the first time. The items were seized and placed under seal when the artist died in 1954 and were only discovered at some point in 2004. 

Azzedine Alaia, Arthur Elgort. Freedom, Azzeddine Alaia Foundation

Opening on January 23, the exhibition is a dive into the collaboration between Azzedine Alaia and Arthur Elgort. While Alaia was dressing his women, and women across Paris copied his style, Elgort was moving through the city, turning Paris and everything within it into a setting for his photoshoots. 

Gold by Yves Saint Laurent, Musee Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent had a special affinity for the shimmering colour of gold. ‘Gold’ is a celebration of the colour that marks much of the designer’s work. Gold played an important part in the designer’s collections, from the buttons on his pea coats to his infinitely gold dress. Yves Saint Laurent splashed the colour on everything, employing brocades, laces, lame, sequins and more. 

Things to do … dining

To quench your appetite built up from all that fashion, here are some foodie things to do in Paris.

Tekes Paris, 4 bis rue Saint-Sauveur

Tekes is a ceremony, a celebration of the founders, and a tribute to their traditions through cuisine that whets the appetite as well as the curiosity. Tekes is an ode to the ancestral cooking methods of Jerusalem, reinvented to bring new sensations to the culinary experience. 

Rooftop de L’Hotel National Des Arts Et Metiers

Things to do in Paris

The Hotel National Des Arts et Metiers is ideally located in the 3rd district of Paris, providing you with a magnificent view of the city while you sip on your favourite drink. The rooftop bar is a place to kick back and enjoy a moment of relaxation and conviviality under the stars above the capital. 

Relais Plaza, 21 avenue Montaigne

Relais Plaza is a true Parisian institution. Over the years it has welcomed some of the world’s most famous people, and up until this day is has managed to preserve an aura as one of the last Art Deco dining rooms in Paris. Under the guardianship of head chef Jean Imbert, you can discover the best French brasserie cuisine, as he highlights the art of simplicity. 

Enni Udon, 6 rue de la Rennaissance

Enni Udon is one of the latest places to open up as a minimalist dining experience. Chef Nobutaka Hayashi creates a menu serving a wide range of udon, warm and cold, served with and without broth, but always using the highest quality ingredients straight from Japan. 


Kick back and rejuvenate during your jam-packed schedule.

Maison Alaena, rue de Paradis

Things to do in Paris

This exceptional wellness centre is ideally located in the heart of Paris and combines gentleness and expertise for an international and personalized experience. Here, time stands still, and you can get away from the hustle and bustle of a city teaming with models, press, and just about everyone else. 

Riise Yoga, rue Etienne Marcel

For an intense spot of vinyasa yoga you should visit Riise. The 50-minute session brings together intensity of effort and mastery of the body and mind. It’s the perfect location to breathe, vibrate, exult, and give yourself a moment to regain control of your time and self. 

Chok Monkkon, Rue Marguerita de Rochechouart

Things to do in Paris

Chok Monkkon is the place to visit for a true, warm smile that comes directly from the heart. The spa is the perfect reflection of the state of mind of the Thai people, and the values of the Chok Monkkon institute.