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Fran Drescher Practices Her French at Ami

“Oh, je t’aime,” said Fran Drescher to the City of Light as she arrived for the fall Ami Paris show on Thursday evening.

The SAG-AFTRA president took a moment to take in the set, a typically Parisian Haussmann-style facade recreated inside the Tennis Club de Paris.

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“The weather’s been sometimes cold but always evocative and always beautiful,” she enthused. “I’m a Francophile and I’m always just so happy to be here with my bestie Judi,” she enthused as said friend, interior design consultant Judi Mann, beamed next to her.

The pair had been in town for a couple of days and when asked if Drescher would stay more, the answer was a resounding “oui.”

She wasn’t the only one exercising their Gallic skills.

One late arrival quipped that it was “a good thing we are all Ami here,” playing on the brand’s name, which is French for friend, as they slipped into their seats on an already teeming bench.

Earlier, guests had arrived at a brisk pace, eager to escape the cold snap that descended on the city at the same time as the fashion pack.

Fans, however, didn’t seem to mind the chill as they clamored for “Parasite” star Wooshik Choi.

Ed McVey, who portrayed Prince William in the final season of “The Crown,” rubbed his hands to warm them up as he waited for his turn at the photocall alongside fellow Brit Luke Newton, best known as Colin Bridgerton.

As the distant ringing of a church bell marked the imminence of the show, China’s Crystal Zhang, who rose to fame with the 2015 period fantasy drama “Go Princess Go,” took her seat alongside French actresses Juliette Binoche and Isabelle Adjani.

Further down, a particularly glowing Mélanie Thierry, who is expecting her third child, and her smouldering compatriot Vincent Cassel were among those who took in Alexandre Mattiussi’s fall show, carried off by the likes of Guinevere Van Seenus, Lou Doillon, Liu Wen, Diane Kruger and Laetitia Casta.

Launch Gallery: Front Row at Ami Men's Fall 2024

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