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Hello, Friends-

In my Alice in Paris post, I encouraged you to come back so we could chat about the César Awards and Paris Fashion Week.

Well. A LOT has happened in the world since then. I want to talk to you more about this, but for now, I thought I’d share the blog post I had been writing when things got a little crazy. It’s strange to look back to a month ago and things that seemed so interesting and newsworthy now seem…well, frivolous?

However, I think it’s important to continue to surround ourselves with the things that bring us joy and keep our spirits up. Much like you’re instructed to put on your own mask first before assisting others if oxygen levels drop on an airplane, you need to be in a good place mentally and emotionally for yourself and so you can be of support to your friends and family during this difficult time.

If you’re home and would like a little distraction, here’s the list of the winners at the César Awards and some of my takeaways from Paris Fashion Week…

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The César Awards were far from drama-free. Prior to the awards, the entire board of the Académie resigned due mostly to the controversy around Roman Polanski and his film’s numerous nominations.

The winner of the night was Les Misérables which I recommended here. Another film I mentioned in my COLCOA post was La Belle Epoque and that picked up the awards for Best Supporting Actress (Fanny Ardant), Best Original Screenplay (Nicolas Bedos), and Best Production Design (Stéphane Rozenbaum).

The winners (as reported from Deadline):

BEST FILM
Les Misérables, dir: Ladj Ly

BEST DIRECTOR
Roman Polanski – An Officer And A Spy

BEST ACTRESS
Anais Demoustier – Alice Et Le Maire

BEST ACTOR
Roschdy Zem – Roubaix, Une Lumière

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Swann Arlaud – Grace A Dieu

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Fanny Ardant – La Belle Epoque

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Dan Levy – I Lost My Body

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Parasite, dir: Bong Joon Ho

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Claire Mathon – Portrait De La Jeune Fille En Feu

BEST EDITING
Flora Volpelière – Les Misérables

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Nicolas Bedos – La Belle Epoque

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Roman Polanski, Robert Harris – An Officer And A Spy

BEST SOUND
Nicolas Cantin, Thomas Desjonquières, Raphael Moutarde, Olivier Goinard, Randy Thom – Le Chant De Loup

AUDIENCE PRIZE
Les Misérables, dir: Ladj Ly

BEST SHORT FILM
Pile Poil, dir: Lauriane Escaffre, Yvonnick Muller

BEST DOCUMENTARY
M, dir: Yolande Zauberman

BEST FIRST FILM
Papicha, dir: Mounia Meddour

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
I Lost My Body, dir: Jérémy Clapin

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
La Nuit Des Sacs Plastiques, dir: Gabriel Harel

BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER
Lyna Khoudri – Papicha

BEST COSTUMES
Pascaline Chavanne – An Officer And A Spy

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Stéphane Rozenbaum – La Belle Epoque

BEST MALE NEWCOMER
Alexis Manenti – Les Misérables

Paris Fashion Week

I have to be honest. It wasn’t my favorite fashion week. I love when designers take risks, but few shows made me excited for trends to come.

However, the history geek in me appreciated the post-WWII styles in the Miu Miu show and the colors in the Saint Laurent show gave me all the fall-style vibes. And I loved this Giambattista Valli dress!

Image from Popsugar

Did you catch any of the shows? If so, I’d love to know what you thought in the comments!

Note: Paris Couture Week and Men’s Fashion Weeks have been canceled.

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