Photos by Marc Piasecki, P. Suu, J. Raule, D. Charriau, A. De Moraes Barros Filho, Rindoff/Le Segretain. Hordes of paparazzi seemed on the verge of punches in the hopes of getting in a better position to photograph Pharrell, who was enthusiastically greeting Jonathan Newhouse, chief executive of Condé Nast International, while Willow Smith, Stella Tennant, Caroline De Maigret and Ines De La Fressange sat close by. Pharrell had newly blond hair, which appeared to match his sunny disposition, even when the scrum continued post-show.
“It was just amazing; it was like being hit by a barrage of creativity and not at all how I expected,” the singer said as he tried to shuffle backstage. “I’ve worked with Karl on projects before, so I know he’s the real deal. “I’ve seen the ideas when they are sketched out onto the page and how rapidly those visions come to fruition,” he continued. “It’s like magic. He’s the definition of creative with elegance.”