Elena Perminova plays it down

It’s almost casual, particularly if you consider that just an hour before this shot was taken Elena Perminova was strutting about another part of Paris in a bright metallic blue trench coat and heels. Outfit changes between shows are all in a day’s work for a model-cum-socialite. And so a more downplayed look of slim-fit pants, Balenciaga’s cutaway flat boots, and a chunky Tommy Hilfiger braided knit make for the kind of outfit that would work anywhere, anytime, fashion week or no.

The thing elevating the outfit to high fashion, sit-up-and-take-notice status? The Louis Vuitton masked cap.

elena perminova cable knit

elena perminova cable knit

elena perminova cap

It’s hard to fault Permoniva’s outfits – selected perfectly to compliment her figure and blonde bob – and this one that she wore to the Jean Paul Gaultier couture spring 2013 show is no exception.

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