mcqueen_2.jpgOh the excitement of it all! I am delighted not simply because Paris Fashion Week (the pinnacle of all fashion weeks) has started, but because very soon fashion bloggers, editors and buyers everywhere put finally be able to put their feet up and enjoy a nice cup of tea after another very jam-packed Fashion Month. And that's always worth being happy for!

On that note we say bonjour to PFW for another season which officially kicked off yesterday. With so many big fashion stories floating around at the moment, e.g. Raf Simons leaving Jil Sander, Jil Sander returning to Jil Sander, Stefano Pilati departing YSL and plenty of other rumours as to who will replace him, the scene has been set for one very big week of delectable fashion morsels.

On the schedule front we are looking at shows today from Dries Van Noten and our boy Gareth Pugh followed by collections tomorrow courtesy of Balenciaga, Balmain and Nina Ricci. Friday sees shows from Isabel Marant, Lanvin, and Christian Dior (who will be named the new creative director at Dior? The bets are still on!)

This brings us to a weekend of goodies from the likes of Viktor & Rolf, Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano and Givenchy. The last three days should also not be missed with shows from Stella McCartney, Chanel, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Chloe, YSL, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu all helping to round out PFW.

Check out the full schedule of shows here.

As for us, well we'll once again be bringing you round-the-clock coverage from the catwalks to the front rows to backstage and beyond. Make sure to check back regularly for all of our show reports and more candid musings from Gemma, Andrea and myself on Twitter via @catwalkqueen

Hold onto your peplums folks because this one is going to be a epic!