Paris, April 26th, 2013
There's been a crazy atmosphere in Paris for the past few days. The law on equal marriage rights divided the whole city and a lot of people have been protesting against this law every day for two weeks. The most violent words were heard and we all needed something big to feel united together again. I can't tell you what the opinions of the people who came to see Beyonce last night were (though I can guess), but one thing's for sure: Mrs. Carter, in a royal-blue, sparkling jumpsuit, filled us with such a feel-good energy that we all felt different leaving the show. Karlie Kloss was dancing next to me, shimmying in a white tee-shirt, while Jean-Paul Gaultier was staring, mesmerized by this girl-power statement, in the back of the VIP corner. Even Alber Elbaz came and shook his head to the beat of "Love on Top." And then, all of the sudden, Beyonce flew from the main stage to sing right next to us! I mean "next" as in I-can-see-your-foundation next. I don't know how my neurons managed to gather themselves together to take a few pics while I could almost feel her hair on my head. But I did, and I thought I could share this unique moment with ITG readers. I hope you feel the power... (And see my Vine below!)
Lili Barbery-Coulon writes for M, the magazine of Le Monde, and has a blog called Ma Récréation.