Consider it the beginning of the end. Paris Fashion Week has officially kicked off. I know as a New Yorker I should count the ladies of Manhattan as the best and baddest around, but whether it’s because of Coco Chanel or one of Jane Birkin’s kids, I can’t help but be drawn to the girls of The City of Light. The above ladies holding court outside of Balenciaga or sashaying on the red carpet at the Roberto Cavalli party in Paris may not all hail from France but they’re all in the spirit of the joie de vivre. Flip through for the best and worst, above.