Treat yourself to a print by Paolo Roversi or a book by Christine Phung, visit an exhibition: what to do on the sidelines of haute couture week winter 2021-22 Outside of haute couture week – where 33 houses present their fall -winter 2021-22 in a mainly digital format – Paris is teeming with places where fashion creation is in the spotlight. Follow the leader. Article written by Corinne Jeammet France Télévisions Culture Editorial Published on 07/05/2021 3:22 p.m. Designer Christine Phung in the viewfinder of Vincent Lappartient Photographer Vincent Lappartient and fashion designer Christine Phung have known each other for 20 years. They met while sneaking into the underground parking lots of the Louvre to see the haute couture shows at the Fashion Weeks of the time. When Christine Phung did her first fashion show, she immediately called Vincent Lappartient, who followed her for 10 years – at each of her fashion shows, both for her brand and for the Leonard house – shooting backstage with his offbeat look , capturing the emotion, energy, spontaneity and adrenaline of each show. This beautiful book, laid out by Agnès Dahan Studio (graphic design workshop specializing in cultural publishing and visual identity), looks back in images on the coherence of the creative journey of the designer, who won the competition of ANDAM (National Association for the Development of Fashion Arts) in 2013. She is a fan of delicate and structured collections with strong geometric prints. In the preface to the book, Nathalie Dufour, Managing Director of ANDAM, writes: “In Christine's universe, mental images, lights, smells, shapes and textures gleaned during her travels and enriched by his vision of the world. Christine approaches fashion through the architecture of the body and its movements, a body structured with lightness, without ever constraining it. She surrounds us with warm cuts and shimmering colors over which she weaves a bond of friendship and feminine solidarity” (Christine Phung X Vincent Lappartient).