The international fashion community at work in Paris: a celebrity guide in pictures to who's schmoozing who

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Yves Saint Laurent with Robert Merloz; Sarah Jane Hoare, now at US Harper's Bazaar; Karl Lagerfeld surveying his baubles with apparent disdain at the Chanel studio, with Liz Tilberis, now editor of US Bazaar, and Carrie Donovan and Harriet Mays of the New York Times; left: Azzedine Alaia grinning; favourite Chanel model Claudia Schiffer with her quilted suitcase.

The Jacques Cousteau look-alike who modelled at Gaultier; Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of US Vogue with Gilles Dufour of Chanel; in the group, John Fairchild, owner of Women's Wear Daily with Ingrid Sischy, editor of Interview during a visit to the Chanel studio; American comedienne Sandra Bernhard, in rollers, with Andre Leon Talley creative director of US Vogue; supermodel Christy Turlington in Bavarian plaits for Gaultier; Bernadine Morris fashon editor of the New York Times with Paloma Picasso.

Spanish actress and model, Rossy de Palma, at Gaultier; Linda Evangelista, backstage at Comme des Garcons; Polly Mellen, creative director of Allure; Suzy Menkes fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune with Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue at Anna Wintour's US Vogue cocktail party in Paris. Anna Piaggi, creative consultant to Italian Vogue; Sandra Bernhard with model Kristen McMenemy at Bernard's party at the Baines Douche. Supermodel Christy Turlington giving a TV interview backstage at Valentino; Ines de la Fressange at Anna Wintour's cocktail party.

The entire Comme des Garcons team gather round backstage for a last minute pow-wow before the show; Bob Geldof visits British designer Katharine Hamnett shooting her own show on Super-8; French designer Jean Paul Gaultier at Anna Wintour's cocktail party talking to Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue.

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