"Paris is the fashion capital of the world. Never has the evidence been stronger: ahead of a high-octane Fall/Winter 2012-2013 season, two new style kings have arrived at two of the biggest Paris empires of elegance with Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent and Raf Simons at Christian Dior, cementing the position of the City of Lights at the very top of design. We celebrate the reality of the Parisian dream, in this issue," writes Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief Emmanuelle Alt, in her editorial for the August 2012 issue of the magazine. Inside, Dior model Marion Cotillard poses for Mario Sorrenti in a special edition devoted to Parisian women, which also saw the photographer take to the streets of the French capital to shoot models Kati Nescher, Doutzen Kroes, Arizona Muse and Isabeli Fontana in an editorial featuring 80 essential looks for Fall/Winter 2012-2013. The issue also sees jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann lift the lid on her must-have pieces, actors JoeyStarr and Lou Doillon talk music, photographer Jean-Paul Goude open up about his favorite work, and Pierre Cardin and Schiaparelli ambassador Farida Khelfa on the renaissance of their two historic fashion houses. Finally, new creative director for Saint Laurent Paris Hedi Slimane shares his first impressions with Olivier Lalanne, exclusively for Vogue Paris.