Stylist Almudena Guerra remembers the fashion show she almost missed.

Previous image: Almudena Guerra in New York City photographed by Adam Katz Sinding, Fall/Winter, 2013/2014; Guerra photographed by Sandra Semburg

I’ll never forget the first time I attended a fashion show.

In 2010, I was living in Madrid, and working alongside the fashion director and editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar Spain as the junior fashion editor.

At the time, the magazine was fairly new, so when we found out we’d be going to Paris Fashion Week, we were shocked. It was a total dream come true!

L to R: Guerra photographed by The Styleograph; Guerra photographed during NYFW

We booked our flights from Madrid to Paris on the same day as the SONIA RYKIEL FALL/WINTER 2010 SHOW, as we hadn’t expected any travel delays.

But, of course, there were.

We [made it to the show with minutes to spare], and begged the security guards to let us inside, which they finally did. There was no time to find my seat, so I jumped over the runway as it was being uncovered, and ended up sitting on the stairs next to Vogue Spain’s fashion director.

L to R: image provided by Guerra; Guerra photographed by The Sartorialist

The clothes were incredible, and the models slapped high fives up and down the runway as Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’ played.

Once the lights came on, my team and I went backstage to see the clothes up close, which was so rewarding. To this day, it has been one of the best shows I’ve ever attended.

— as told to The Thick

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L to R: Guerra photographed during NYFW; Guerra photographed by The Sartorialist