The 2008 Paris Mondial De L'Automobile (Paris Auto Show), which opened on October 4 to the public, will be finishing on Sunday, October 19 in Paris, France. The Show was an absolute success with over 362 automobile types on display from 25 countries, and almost every car on the world stage was there to be seen and closely scrutinized. Exactly 1,432,972 visitors attended Paris Mondial De L'Automobile and there were more than 13,000 journalists representing 92 countries there to record the latest in innovation. Paris was also the place to merge fashion with cars, design, style, and innovative engineering.
The fashion models were at the Paris Auto Show to help represent the style in each automobile for the manufacturer.They showed the cars, merging style and fashion with automotive design. The total perception created an ambiance that the French and the Italians know how to deliver, which emanates from both Paris and Milan. It was over at the Italian marques like Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Maserati, Ferrari, and Lamborghini (see photo), where beauty, fashion, dresses, shoes, accessories and design style merged gracefully with automotive design and ingenuity.
The organisers of the 2008 Paris Mondial De L'Automobile have to be commended for their attention to detail in all respects. The entire presentation, held at the Porte De Versailles in Paris, was massive with eight warehouse size buildings displaying the cars, the new automotive technology, and significant information from automotive suppliers. It was that such an enormous show was able to flow into one whole coordinated presentation that was so remarkable. In some ways the show itself was an orchestra of style.
The Paris Auto Show is held every two years, and alas, it won't be until 2010 that Paris Mondial De L'Automobile dawns on all of us again. 2010 will see enormous changes in automotive engineering for efficiency and sustainability, but through all of this, fashion and beauty will live on in all parts of the world.