A Fashion Designer’s Guide to Paris

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Jane Siskin, the designer behind Cinq à Sept, loves Paris so much that she named her brand after the golden rays of light that streak the city’s sidewalks between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. She travels to Paris about four times a year and describes it as “the most beautiful city” she’s ever been to in the entire world. Her designs certainly capture classic Parisian style blended with a bit of New York City modernity; take, for instance, her chic, tailored cropped pants worn by women like Lena Dunham and Kristen Stewart. People-watching in both cities contributes to her design process. “Normally, my day starts with a run through the Tuileries,” she says, describing her best day ever in Paris. “It’s one of my favorite places, especially in the spring when everything is blooming. It smells so good.” Here, Siskin shares what the rest of her ideal day in the City of Light would look like:

Miznon
“It’s this amazing little place for lunch with the best beef bourguignon on the planet. It’s just amazing. You have to eat it from the bottom up, because all the good stuff is on the bottom.”

Colette
“Everybody goes to Colette from a fashion point of view. The people-watching at lunch is also amazing. It’s a whole experience, and it’s one of my very favorite things.”

Versailles
“My very favorite place to go, if I have a day to spend in Paris, is Versailles. No matter how many times I go, I always see something new and feel a different way about the experience. The gardens are unbelievable, the castle is unbelievable, the color, the furnishings—it’s just such an attack on your senses. It’s way up there on my favorites. Once you’re there two or three times, the way you feel about it changes. The light, the season, what’s in bloom . . . ”

Poilâne
“It’s a really, really, fabulous old bakery. I have to go buy a bag of bread to take home to my family every time.”

Galeries Lafayette
“I usually make my way over to the department stores because there’s always a little bit of work in my day. Just wandering the area… It’s just a really fun place to hang out.”

Four Seasons Hotel George V
“I like to go for cocktails at the George V hotel. I think that it’s one of the most glamorous places. It’s a little bit old school, but there’s always someone interesting. It’s a very European crowd there, which is what I like to watch. You get these amazing women… Everybody is very well dressed and beautifully put out. And they always have these insane flower installations.”

The Louvre
“I’m kind of famous for my short tour of the Louvre. When I take people there on business and we don’t have a lot of time, I always try to make sure we see something that’s important in terms of history or the texture of the city. In an hour, how do you get through the Louvre? We do it. We dash.”

City Pharma
“I love the drugstores there. I have no idea what I’m buying. I’ve actually found my favorite shampoo: Ducray brand, and for years, I’ve bought the same. Many times I’ll buy stuff and get back to my hotel and have no idea what it is.”

Caviar Kaspia
“My favorite, favorite, favorite restaurant in the world is Caviar Kaspia. The best experience is bringing people who’ve never been there. I love the food. I think it’s a fun experience. Over the years, I’ve been with probably 20 different groups of people and I get the same reaction every time: It’s an out-of-body experience. People who go and don’t like caviar come out obsessed with caviar. It could be the vodka.”

Place de la Concorde
“At the end of the night, I love to go to Place de la Concorde. It obviously was built to be centered around all these different monuments in Paris. You get a really good view of the Arc de Triomphe. You can see the Eiffel Tower on a clear night. It’s a traffic circle, so the cars are zooming by. To see it live in person—that light that goes by as the cars are zooming by—the scenery is just incredibly beautiful. It’s the perfect way for me to end the night in Paris. I take silly photos every time.”

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