A Moment with…Janelle Monae at Giambattista Valli

by Paige Reddinger

Soul chanteuse Janelle Monae has been all over Paris Fashion Week. The singer is known for her distinct style as much as her vocals and performances. Monae was attending the shows with her stylist, Maeve Reilly, who was escorting her around the catwalks. We had a brief moment with Monae to find out about her first show ever and what she’s looking forward to in Paris.

How many shows are you attending at fashion week?
About eight or nine. We’re busy!

What have you been loving so far?
I always love Giambattista Valli. I’m wearing it now. My shoes are Sophia Webster.

What else are you planning to do while in Paris?
I’m just here for the shows to support and be inspired. Art inspires art. I love the art of fashion and using clothing to express myself. For every show I’ve been making sure I have a very unique look. It’s an experience that I enjoy.

What was your first fashion show that you ever went to?
My first show was during New York Fashion Week. I think I was invited by Anna Wintour and it was Alexander Wang.

What non-fashion week plans do you have in Paris?
I’m going to be hanging with friends. Jeff Koons might have something that I want to check out and I want to check out the Louis Vuitton exhibit. I also want to check out the Picasso exhibit.

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