5 Questions With...Paula Reed


As London Fashion Week kicks off, so continues our 5 Questions With... feature, this week with the UK's industry experts. We are delighted to begin with Paula Reed, Style Director at Grazia Magazine.

Your favourite Fashion Week Show ever?

The Mc Queen SS99 show when Shalom Harlow was painted by robots. I think I laughed,cried,gasped and sighed all at once.

Which trend will you be trialling at Fashion Week?

I'm having a go at the midi skirt and am also glad I have my huge Mongolian lamb gilet as I think it might be freezing.

Name 5 people from your fantasy front row.

Diana Vreeland, Issy Blow, Audrey Hepburn, Richard Avedon, Dorothy Parker.

Which show are you most excited to see?

The next one.......

Tell us your favourite anecdote about fashion week?

My mouth runs away with me when I am nervous. Found myself beside David Cameron as he arrived at Downing St reception with baby Florence on his hip. I love a baby and of course coo-ed 'oh she's so sweet!' . He said 'she looks like me,I'm afraid.' And i replied 'dont worry. She'll grow out of that.' He looked genuinely startled and moved swiftly on.