Although the runway shows at Paris Fashion Week were overshadow by the endless slew of gossip and rumors, there was still plenty of drama on the catwalk, which means, in turn, there is plenty to discuss—from catwalk comebacks to backstage beauty looks to front-row faces. On that note, click inside to read our final fashion week runway report and discover the best and worst moments of Paris Fashion Week.
Paris Fashion Week officially began on Tuesday and by Saturday, the halfway mark, a slew of big-name labels had shown collections – including Dries Van Noten, Mugler, Balenciaga (far left), Balmain, Issey Miyake, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel, Commes des Garçons, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. Our favorite? Balenciaga, hands down. There was something so gratifying about the balanced mix of chunky knits and loose floral skirts.
The second half of Paris Fashion Week, which ran through to Wednesday, March 9, saw another set of fêted labels take to the catwalk – including Céline, Hermès, John Galliano, Givenchy, Emanuel Ungaro, Chloé, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, and Louis Vuitton. Our highlight? It has hard to choose between Chanel (second from right), Alexander McQueen (far right) and Louis Vuitton (second from left) as all three brands had incredible showings. We loved the color palette at Chanel – the ash-black and graphite-gray pieces were a satisfying change from the lighter fare seen at the spring show. As for Louis Vuitton, who can resist a sordid love affair with fashion, which Marc Jacobs clearly had this season? It doesn’t hurt, either, that Kate Moss made a triumphant catwalk comeback to close the show, cigarette in hand.
On that note, it is time to say au revoir to fashion week for another season!
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